Riverina project wins Ecological Restoration award
A local nature conservation project that mixes grazing with sustainability has received a prestigious award from the Society for Ecological Restoration.
The Murray Riverina Travelling Stock Reserves project beat others from Australia and New Zealand for the 2018 Albert Morris Award for an outstanding Ecological Restoration Project.
Murray Local Land Services says the outstanding results of the project were largely due to the TSR rangers allowing grazing when weed was growing but prior to its seeding.
They say that allows a shift to more productive native pastures and recovery of other natives.
The judges said the project particularly inspired them with its brilliant application of ecologically attuned grazing to improve the condition of native ecosystems.
They say it's a good model for other public and private landholders to adopt if they want to maintain and improve their native pastures and ecosystems.
Murray Local Land Services general manager Gary Rodda received the award on behalf of the project.