Restoration efforts have focused on restoring ecological processes, followed by biodiversity recovery. This has included alien plant clearing, some erosion control and trying to restore natural groundcover to improve rainfall effectiveness.

A key initiative has been managed grazing, and the use of cattle as a ‘bioturbation’ tool to assist with kickstarting recovery on areas devastated by alien plant invasion.

Key to sustaining any restored areas is the ability of land users to maintain secured areas: UCPP partners have developed the Meat Naturally concept, which provides a market for red meat produced off well managed grasslands. The rangeland restoration toolkit describes how the restoration and market angles can be implemented. The toolkit has links to a range of references and tools which guide and add value.

Further context can be found below:

bioturbation of cleared areas for restoration

catchment conservation partnership

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