Bushrock removal and the impacts on native wildlife

Date: 30, Oct, 2017
Author(s):   Damian Michael
Publisher: TSR Hub

Bushrock provides a wide range of native animals with shelter, protection from predators and refuge from fire or extreme weather conditions. Bushrock also provides animals such as geckos, skinks, dunnarts, spiders and scorpions with places to forage, lay their eggs or give birth to live young. Bushrock provides habitat for mosses, lichens and ferns and serves an important ecosystem function by helping to maintain macro and micro environments by preserving soil moisture, stabilising slopes, and reducing soil erosion. Bushrock that is left in the landscape reduces the effects of fire and improves the germination rate of native seeds.