Is your business currently producing native seed and/or plants for environmental restoration or conservation work? Project Phoenix is building a native nursery network and would like to hear from you.
As part of the national response to the 2019-20 bushfires, Greening Australia received $5m in initial funding from the Federal Government to build and secure native seed and plant supply for landscape restoration, recovery and resilience in bushfire-affected areas and other vulnerable landscapes. Project Phoenix will deliver that commitment.
A key outcome of Project Phoenix is the development of a 10-year roadmap for the Federal Government so that it can respond to future disruption, be it fire, flood or climate change, and make better decisions about the resourcing of landscape restoration required in response.
“We know bushfires will be ongoing. However, we do not know from one year to the next, where the big impacts will be,” says Samantha, “What we are trying to do with Project Phoenix is to build the capacity of the native nursery sector so that when these stochastic events happen, we are in a position to respond.”