Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala Link

Since 2012, the Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala (K2W) partnership has been working with landholders, local communities and organisations to protect the wildlife and natural resources of the Abercrombie Catchment.

This includes:

  • Working with local landholders to strategically manage and control pest animals and weeds;
  • Encouraging and supporting people who want to maintain or restore native vegetation on their land;
  • Re-vegetating priority areas that help to reconnect the land;
  • Sharing of Aboriginal traditional knowledge and the development of new joint ventures; and
  • Providing opportunities for community involvement and education through field days, workshop, replanting events and citizen science surveys.

What makes this region special?
From the towering eucalypts and ravines of Kanangra-Boyd National Park to the undulating fields of working farms, the K2W Link supports a wealth of activities and livelihoods. Several significant protected areas sit within the area, including the Kanangra-Boyd and Abercrombie River National Parks, Copperhania Nature Reserve and the Wyangala State Recreation Area.

The K2W link is important because:

It forms a natural highway – The K2W Link forms a major natural connection between the sandstone forests of the Greater Blue Mountains and the hilly countryside around Wyangala Dam enabling wildlife to move from east to west in search of food, water and habitat.

It serves as a drought refuge – Satellite imagery indicates that the K2W Link remains consistently wetter than surrounding areas throughout the year. This means that it contains many core areas of habitat where animals and birds can seek shelter and food during periods of lower rainfall or drought.

It’s diverse – The diverse variety habitats provided in the K2W Link supports a vast array of species; over 2,400 species of native plants, animals, fish and reptiles live in the area.

It contains significant natural connections –The area already has a good proportion of well-connected, native habitat. By building on these natural connections through the re-vegetation of key areas and the maintenance of existing native vegetation, we can ensure that the K2W Link remains intact.

Culturally rich – Following the line of the Abercrombie River, the K2W Link is rich in culture and heritage.

For more information on K2W visit the K2W Glideways website.

Projects

  • K2W Glideways

    K2W Glideways

    Through GER's Glideways program, K2W is rolling out a suite of collaborative projects in strategic locations across the link to conserve gliding possums and their habitat.

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  • Petaurus Connections
    © K Stepnell DECC camera

    Petaurus Connections

    Petaurus Connections is a two year project to secure populations of threatened spotted-tailed quoll, squirrel glider and scarlet robins that live in the Upper Lachlan region of the K2W Link. The project is funded through the NSW Government's Saving our Species program and supported by the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife.

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  • Cores, Corridors and Koalas in K2W

    Cores, Corridors and Koalas in K2W

    Through GER's Cores, Corridors and Koalas partnership with WWF-Australia, K2W is working in the Wombeyan and Jenolan Caves region of the Greater Blue Mountains to survey tree-dwelling mammals through remote cameras and audio monitoring, as well as install feed and water stations.

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GER Regional Lead

Mary Bonet, K2W Link Inc.

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