Between 2012 and 2014, Albury Conservation Company ran a Community Grants Program, investing over $30,000 to support local wildlife projects in the areas of research, on-ground works, and community education/engagement.
Albury Conservation Compnay provided funding and technical support to the following seven projects:
- Thurgoona Country Club Resort Biodiversity Project – construction of 60 nest boxes, mapping of hollow-bearing trees, and 1 hectare of revegetation with indigenous seedlings – by Thurgoona Country Club Resort.
- Investigating the effects of urbanisation on Thurgoona’s Squirrel Gliders– a Charles Sturt University honours project.
- Revegetation of Little Budginigi Hill at Tabletop – Mr Joe Esler (private landholder)
- Thurgoona and Wirlinga Community understanding and knowledge of Biodiversity (Sept 2013) – a social study by Charles Sturt University.
- Glider Project at the Lake Hume Spillway Area (2 year project) – surveys, nest boxes, revegetation (Woolshed Thurgoona Landcare Group)
- Biodiversity Plantings at the Kerr Sustainability Centre, Thurgoona – a student and community project with Charles Sturt University.
- Nest Box Inventory at the National Environment Centre – Parklands Albury Wodonga
The ‘Glider Project at the Lake Hume Spillway Area’ also received funding in 2013/14 for a second year of the project. Additional funding and support in 2013/14 was also provided to the ‘Revegetation of Little Budginigi Hill at Tabletop’ project for hand-seeding of native vegetation in 2014. This supplemented machine direct-seeding undertaken in June 2013, which had patchy results.