A Federal grant of $20,000 has made it possible for Council and local volunteers to perform habitat restoration works for the vulnerable Bassian Thrush (Zoothera lunulata halmaturina) across four key sites in the Mount Lofty Ranges.
Already vulnerable, the local population of Bassian Thrush was put under greater risk, after losing around 20 per cent of its habitat in the recent local bushfires.
The grant money, coupled with matched funding from Council and support from volunteer groups, will make it possible to perform restoration of habitat in the key local sites of Lenswood Centennial Park, Stirling Cemetery, Mylor Parklands, and Heathfield Stone Reserve.
Council's Biodiversity Team will be supported by members of the Aldgate Valley Landcare Group, Mylor Parklands Bushcare Group, Lenswood and Forest Range Community Association, and Bush for Life.
The Bassian Thrush Habitat Project, co-ordinated by the Department for Environment and Water, is part of a federally funded $200,000 region-wide response to conserve and improve habitat following the Cudlee Creek Fire.
Image: Bassian Thrush, Gunjan Pandey - own work, CC BY-SA 4.0