Wingecarribee Cecil Hoskins Project
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- Created: Wednesday, 01 November 2006 17:25
- Published: Thursday, 14 March 2013 15:40
- Written by Jeff Cottrell
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The Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve is located in the Southern Highlands of NSW on the banks of the Wingecarribee River. It is located in the upper third of the Wingecaribbee River sub catchment.
Almost half the area of the reserve is comprised of a lagoon formed by the backed up waters of the Bong Bong Weir. Consequently the reserve is an important habitat for native bird species and in particular wetland birds.The Nature Reserve is managed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service through the Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve Plan of Management.
Willow Warriors were approached by H-N CMA and NPWS to undertake a project in the Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve because of the group’s experience in the treatment and/or removal of willows in unique riparian environments.
Willow Warriors are treating Grey Sallow Willows (Salix Cinerea) of various ages that have grown from seed on the islands in the lagoon. Whilst this is not in a whitewater section of river the control of the Grey Sallow in this section will protect the riparian zone along this river that offers some great rafting experiences.