Stewardship Project 6

Great Fish River Reserve Subtropical Thicket Restoration Project

Project Details
Organisation(s) involved: Working for Woodlands, EC Parks, Working-for-Water, Working-for-Woodlands and Gamtoos Irrigation Board
Project Objective/ Description: The aim of the project is to strive to reverse the degradation of the reserve through an active restoration programme that employs previously unemployed workers to plant Portulacaria afra (spekboom).

Many parts of the reserve have been degraded through injudicious livestock management and precipitated significant loss of ecological integrity is observed in many areas.

Location: Great Fish River Nature Reserve