Jiggi Creek Catchment is home to a number of threatened plant and animal species that will benefit from works being undertaken to help restore their habitat.
Black Bittern, Giant Barred Frog, Koala, Bush Hen, Squirrel Glider and the endangered Giant Ironwood are some of the unique species located in the catchment.
Professional bush regenerators from EnviTE are working with landholders, Jiggi Catchment Landcare Group and the Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority (NRCMA) to systematically control weeds, predominately Privet, which are degrading native vegetation along the creek bank. The project is funded by The NRCMA.
The native vegetation on Jiggi Creek is of high conservation value as a wildlife corridor and for the diversity of plants and animals that live along its length.
"Habitat loss, land degradation, fragmentation and invasive pest species are some of the key threats to these threatened species," Georgina Jones EnviTE Environment Officer said.
"Healthy well vegetated and continuous riparian areas provide benefits including improved water quality, maintenance of biodiversity and stabilisation of riverbanks, protecting them in times of flood'.
Properties participating in the project have high conservation value vegetation and significant populations of Giant Ironwood. The population of Giant Ironwood is unique as it is one of only two populations recorded in NSW and it is also the most southerly recorded population in Australia.
If you would like further information about the project you can contact Maree Thompson at EnviTE Environment 66272800.