Revegetation in the Bass Coast Shire
Revegetation is one of our major roles here at Bass Coast Landcare Network, this year planting 262,000 plants over 153 ha.
Since European settlement the land throughout the Bass Coast has been extensively cleared for building materials, and the majority of it now supports beef and dairy production with a smattering of horticultural enterprises and small lifestyle plots. The major issue combated by revegetation is halting erosion on steep slopes and stream sides; though land holders also plant shelter belts, wildlife corridors between areas of remnant vegetation and areas of new wildlife habitat.
As well as reducing soil loss through erosion control, revegetation provides a range of other on and off farm benefits including stock shelter, improved grass cover, reduced wind, green house gas absorption and improved regional biodiversity and water quality.
Below is a basic list of the species we commonly grow in our nursery, and plant in the Bass Coast region. If you would like to see a full species list, click the brochure to download.
If you would like to arrange your own planting project, click here to go to our Natural Resource Management page.