Coast environment reserve plan open for feedback

Coast environment reserve plan open for feedback

Residents are invited to have their say on the draft management plan for the Racemosa environmental reserve that will help protect and enhance its rich diversity of native fauna and flora, including a number of threatened and significant species.

Infrastructure Services Executive Director Andrew Ryan said the Racemosa environmental reserve contributed 113.74 hectares of land to the region’s 3000 hectare conservation estate under the Environment Levy Acquisition Program.

“Council purchased the Racemosa site in December 2011 to help protect and enhance the wetlands and scribbly gum forest it contains which represents one of the most extensively cleared vegetation communities on the Coast,” Mr Ryan said.

“The draft Racemosa Environmental Reserve management plan has been prepared based on flora and fauna surveys conducted at this site and includes an assessment of its land-use history, current habitat condition, and any future opportunities for conservation and recreation.

“While council reviews its management practices on an annual basis, the plan is formally subject to a 10-year review to gauge the success of long-term environmental management initiatives.”

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