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Our Conservation Agreement

In 2022 a Conservation Order was established with Biodiversity Conservation Trust with 17 ha now set aside in perpetuity for conservation. The Conservation Area includes the forested area at higher elevations to the east connecting to riparian areas in the north west and established plantings to the west. 

Key features of the Conservation Area include:

  • Known habitat for Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus), an endangered species
  • A number of other threatened species including the critically endangered Scrub Turpentine (Rhodamnia rubescens), endangered Sweet Myrtle (Gossia fragrantissima) and Giant Ironwood (Backhousia subargentea), and the vulnerable Squirrel Glider (Petaurus norfolcensis) and Wompoo Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus magnificus)
  • NSW listed Endangered Ecological Community (EEC) Lowland Rainforest in the NSW North Coast and Sydney Basin Bioregions
  • A critical habitat link with connectivity importance on a local and regional scale for Koala and other threatened species providing a stepping stone for fauna in otherwise cleared and fragmented landscapes
  • Wildlife Refuge: Araucaria Wildlife Sanctuary specialises in the care and release of marsupial species particularly macropods (Red-neck Wallabies, Swamp Wallabies and Pademelons) but also gliders, possums and small mammals
  • Important habitat components such as hollows, leaf litter, pools, sedges and ferns for a range of fauna including frogs, birds, microbats and flying foxes.

We are very excited to have entered into this agreement and to know that the land, its fauna and flora, will be protected into the future - long after we have gone. 

If you have an animal that needs rescuing, please contact WIRES (NSW) 1300 094 737 OR Wildlife Rescue Australia 1300 596 457.


Rock Valley
NSW, Australia, 2480

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