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FLAXLEY LANDCARE GROUP
The Flaxley Landcare Group is located in the Adelaide Hills, on the headwaters of the Angas River in the Flaxley area and is on the western boundary of the SA River Murray Basin Natural Resource Management Board. The group has been operating since the early 1990’s when three neighbours were inspired to revegetate the sections of the Angas River passing through their properties.
The group enables members to learn from each other, co-ordinate activities across properties for greater effectiveness, and access expertise through field days, training sessions and meetings.
Some of the key achievements of the group over the last 10 years are:
• The majority (87%) of remnant native vegetation in the area is protected from stock and managed for conservation.
• Almost half of all watercourses are fenced from stock
• The area of native vegetation in the area has been increased from 8.5 % to 14.1%.
• The number of patches of native vegetation greater than 10 ha has increased from one patch to four.
• The majority of revegetation has been strategically sited to increase patch sizes and connections between patches.
• Perennial pastures comprise most of all of the grazing area.
• Development of the Flaxley Landcare Group Local Natural Resource Management Plan (2006) with the assistance of Rural Solutions SA and the Mt Lofty Ranges Catchment Centre which documents the natural resources of the area and provides directions for the future.