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A dedicated wildlife sanctuary

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Barbara Linley is the owner of Woodlands, a property situated in Gulmarrad, approximately 50km northeast of Grafton, New South Wales. Recently purchased, the property is used for recreation and as a dedicated wildlife sanctuary. Barbara wishes to learn more about the species present and intends to improve the existing habitat to better preserve native flora and fauna on the property. She is also considering establishing a tourism operation on the property in the future. The property was recently hit by bushfires, and so some of the natural features have been altered. 

The property covers approximately 42 hectares on an oblong block and is situated close to Yuraygir National Park. It is situated on slightly rocky undulating slopes leading to a water catchment area, and an in-ground tank close to the property’s boundary may be connected to a natural spring. Around 10% of the property is cleared.

Eucalypt woodland is the dominant vegetation type on Woodlands, comprising a variety of species as well as some old-growth stands, some of which have fallen due to fire. Other floral species include she-oaks, melaleucas, banksias and Xanthorrhoea as well as some bracken (Pteridium esculentum) and blady grass (Imperata cylindrical). Unusually, the block appears to house four distinct ecosystems. 

The property is home for a number of native species including endangered coastal emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae), eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor), lace monitors (Varanus varius) and possibly bandicoots. A wide array of native ant species is also present following the fires. Birdlife present includes black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus spp.), parrots and wrens. 

Property Name Woodlands
Property Size 42 hectares
Property Features
Owners Barbara Linley
Member Since 2020
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