Funding blows endangered grass into the future

An endangered saline-loving grassland plant will be blowing into the future with the announcement of a $250,000 project aimed at its survival in the landscape.

Adamson’s Blown Grass – a native grassland plant found in south-west Victoria – was identified as a priority species in the Australian Government’s Threatened Species Action Plan 2022-2023.

From that listing, the Glenelg Hopkins CMA has been successful in sharing some of the $24 million in funding announced last week through the Saving Native Species Program for 61 projects to protect the plants and animals prioritised in the plan. .

The two-year project will follow on from a project in 2022 which identified populations of the plant on public and private land, and will move towards supporting landholders to protect the populations on their property through awareness raising campaigns, helping them to identify the plant and its’ habitat.

The project will also aim to collect seed from the grass and support works to diversify the populations of the plant through population propagation.

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Adamson’s Blown Grass Lachnagrostis adamsonii IMAGE: Austin Brown