Linking the Mornington Peninsula Landscape (LMPL)

 

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Linking the Mornington Peninsula Landscape (LMPL) is an initiative that aims to reconnect fragmented remnants of indigenous vegetation to create wildlife corridors (biolinks) on the Mornington Peninsula. LMPL assists Mornington Peninsula Landcare groups and landholders to develop collaborative local biolink plans for catchments across the Peninsula. These plans focus on works required to achieve the biolink on private properties, but also consider public land in the biolink area.

Designed as a 5-year project, LMPL is being undertaken in 7 different regions on the Mornington Peninsula. In Year 1 (2014-15), two biolink plans were developed: one for Watson Creek catchment (northern Peninsula – Baxter, Somerville, Frankston South), the other for Sheepwash Creek catchment (Red Hill, Dromana South).

In Year 2 (2015-2016), two more biolink plans have been developed: one in Main Creek Catchment, the other in Southwest Mornington Peninsula.
LMPL builds on a pilot completed in 2014, in the Tuerong-Mooroduc area, near Devilbend Reserve. This pilot resulted in the development of a biolink plan, The Western Linkage Plan, completed in September 2014.

LMPL is a project of the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network, in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation League.

What can you do and what’s in it for you?

If you are a landholder in the Red Hill South Landcare area or the Dunn’s Creek Landcare area and are interested in being part of this project, please contact us. You could become an active contributor to this initiative and restore a section of your land to benefit local wildlife. Enjoy watching the fruits of your labour in the future. Meet your neighbours as you learn more about the landscape you live in.

What are the benefits for your property?

As a landholder, hosting a section of biolink on your property means setting aside a portion of your land for native vegetation. What benefits can flow from this?

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