In addition to planting individual trees in existing glider habitat, we work with local communities to revegetate large areas of that landscape by planting entire stands of native trees. This serves to increase and buffer existing habitat and to reconnect the landscape enabling gliders to move more easily between areas.
Since 2013, we have revegetated more than 250 hectares in priority areas between the Kanangra-Boyd National Park and the Wyangala district. New stands of trees are placed in areas where they will have the maximum benefit when mature, such as in locations where they will link habitat containing resident gliders with areas in which they have disappeared. This enables gliders to move back into these forests.
How you can help
You can assist by applying for funding to revegetate cleared areas of your land through our Landholder Grants Program.
If you live outside of an area we are targeting for revegetation you can still get involved by seeking advice and support from one of the organisations participating in Glideways projects, such as the Green Army or our partner, Greening Australia. Also check to see whether your local Landcare group is running a planting day in your area.