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Thursday, 30 June 2022

Mountain Pygmy-possums - Rebuilding the Boulderfields

The Mountain Pygmy-possum lives in the high country of Victoria and NSW. For some of our Traditional Owners, they are a very important totem species. The typical basalt boulderfields which is their habitat have diminished. Work to maintain and supplement this boulderfield habitat has been undertaken at Mt Little Higginbotham.

Mt Little Higginbotham’s boulder field was historically quarried, with the rocks mainly used for road and building materials. While the quarry operations ceased before the 1980s, gaps in what would have likely been Mountain Pygmy-possum habitat have remained.

This video shows the restoration works in action.

The Mountain Pygmy-possum Recovery and the Bushfire Recovery in the Alpine Environment projects are supported by the North East CMA and delivery partners, through funding from the Australian Government.


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