A regeneration area of approximately one hectatre has recently been reserved in Lawson Parklands, to serve as an expanded woodland buffer zone for Lawson Creek, and to provide additional habitat for indigenous animals. The Bushcare Group will manage this area, in conjunction with BMCC natural area managers.
The regeneration area is bounded by Lawson Creek and the thriving ecological restoration zone commenced in 2010 (east), and by the Parklands access path (west).
Natural regeneration of indigenous vegetation will be fostered. Planting of indigenous vegetation will also be necessary in some sectors of the regeneration area (local species only). However, it is important to continually assess and encourage natural regeneration as much as possible.
On 17/09/2023, the Bushcare Group surveyed the new regeneration area. The objective was to assess natural regeneration of indigenous vegetation.
Natural regeneration on the site may take two forms. Germination of naturally distributed indigenous plant seed and seedling growth to maturity is definitely occurring. Also, degraded rootstock, mown for decades, may naturally regenerate.
Other important natural features of the site were recorded. A map of the site will be prepared, and the map will aid with the development of a revegetation and management plan.