Giant Gippsland Earthworm

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Express Your Interest

Express Your Interest To Undertake On Ground Works To Protect Giant Gippsland Earthworm or Warragul, Strzelecki or Narracan Burrowing Crayfish Habitat South Gippsland Landcare Network and the Latrobe Catchment Landcare Network, in association with the Natural Environment Program of DELWP, are funding landholders to protect the habitat of Giant Gippsland Earthworms (GGE) and three species of burrowing crayfish (Warragul, Narracan and Strzelecki). Revegetation projects provide challenges for GGE conservation as GGE colonies require sufficient soil moisture all year round to survive. A modified approach has been developed which involves planting low water usage plants such as tussock grass species. The project will involve: Selection of sites based on information provided in this expression of interest Visiting suitable sites, with GGE, Warragul, Narracan or Strzelecki burrowing crayfish colonies identified and mapped by an expert Identification and implementation of on ground works to protect these species (this may include fencing and planting with modified designs) and a simple management plan provided Discussion with the landholder to agree on actions and a simple management plan and agreement developed Please see checklist to determine if you think it is likely that you have any of these species on your property and are interested in becoming involved in this project.

Name:
 
Property Address:
 
Email Address:
 
 


GIANT GIPPSLAND EARTHWORMS
 


Checklist
 

Is your property located within the known range of the GGE?

 
Does your property contain waterways?
 
Does your property have soils composed of either blue-grey clay, or brown, or red clay loams?
 
Does your property have south-facing slopes?
 
Have you heard underground gurgling sounds while walking around your property?
 
How many colonies of GGE do you think you have on your property?
  
 
Describe these colonies:
e.g. One large/small Colony, lots of small, scattered colonies, etc.
  
 
Where are the colony(s) found?
 

Other:

(describe)

 
How often do you hear them gurgle?
  
Any additional information on how often you hear them gurgle:







NARRACAN BURROWING CRAYFISH
 


Checklist
 

Is your property located within the known range of the Narracan Burrowing Crayfish?
 
Does your property contain waterways or soaks within ferny gullies?
 
Can you find chimneys of various shapes and sizes within these ferny gullies?
 
Any other relevant information:
(Number of sites and description of habitat)  









STRZELECKI BURROWING CRAYFISH
 


Checklist
 

Is your property located within the known range of the Strzelecki Burrowing Crayfish?
 
Does your property contain waterways or soaks within ferny gullies?
 
Can you find chimneys of various shapes and sizes within these ferny gullies?
 
Any other relevant information:
(Number of sites and description of habitat)  









WARRAGUL BURROWING CRAYFISH
 


Checklist
 

Is your property located within the known range of the Warragul Burrowing Crayfish?
 
Does your property contain waterways, floodplains or soaks?
 
Can you find small chimneys with spherical, pelleted balls and narrow openings during winter and spring?
 
Any other relevant information:
(Number of sites and description of habitat)  



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GGE Burrows Click for enlarged map and photographs Known Range of Giant Gippsland Earthworm (GGE) Click for enlarged map and photographs Known Range of Narracan Burrowing Crayfish Click for enlarged map and photographs Known Range of Strzelecki Burrowing Crayfish Click for enlarged map and photographs Known Range of Warragul Burrowing Crayfish South Gippsland Landcare Network Latrobe Catchment Landcare Network
This project was funded with the support of the Victorian Government.
Please complete the relevant information in the online form below and submit. Thank you. Alternatively, please download a copy of this Expression Of Interest form, complete the relevant information and send to: Cassie Wright, South Gippsland Landcare Network, cassie@sgln.net.au, Telephone: 0448 739 559 John Crosby, Latrobe Catchment Landcare Network, johnc@wgcma.vic.gov.au, Telephone: 0429 803 631

Giant Gippsland Earthworm

All photographs © Dr. Beverley Van Praagh, Invert-Eco unless otherwise stated. No image may be saved, copied, reproduced or distributed without prior permission from the copyright owner.
Website by VP-IT

Express Your Interest

Express Your Interest To Undertake On Ground Works To Protect Giant Gippsland Earthworm or Warragul, Strzelecki or Narracan Burrowing Crayfish Habitat South Gippsland Landcare Network and the Latrobe Catchment Landcare Network, in association with the Natural Environment Program of DELWP, are funding landholders to protect the habitat of Giant Gippsland Earthworms (GGE) and three species of burrowing crayfish (Warragul, Narracan and Strzelecki). Revegetation projects provide challenges for GGE conservation as GGE colonies require sufficient soil moisture all year round to survive. A modified approach has been developed which involves planting low water usage plants such as tussock grass species. The project will involve: Selection of sites based on information provided in this expression of interest Visiting suitable sites, with GGE, Warragul, Narracan or Strzelecki burrowing crayfish colonies identified and mapped by an expert Identification and implementation of on ground works to protect these species (this may include fencing and planting with modified designs) and a simple management plan provided Discussion with the landholder to agree on actions and a simple management plan and agreement developed Please see checklist to determine if you think it is likely that you have any of these species on your property and are interested in becoming involved in this project.
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GGE Burrows

Biodiversity Response Planning

(BRP) 2018-2021 Project

Project Profile Threatened Invertebrates Event Flyer GGE Revegetation Demonstration Sites - 5 years on Project Gallery Field Day Interview Express Your Interest
Please visit our website on your computer and complete and submit our online Expression Of Interest form, or alternatively please download a copy of the form below, complete the relevant information and send to: Cassie Wright, South Gippsland Landcare Network, cassie@sgln.net.au, Telephone 0448 739 559 John Crosby, Latrobe Catchment Landcare Network, johnc@wgcma.vic.gov.au, Telephone 0429 803 631
Known Range of Giant Gippsland Earthworm (GGE)
Giant Gippsland Earthworm Creek Banks - Giant Gippsland Earthworm Habitat
Known Range of Narracan Burrowing Crayfish
Narracan Burrowing Crayfish Narracan Burrowing Crayfish Habitat
Known Range of Strzelecki Burrowing Crayfish
Strzelecki Burrowing Crayfish Habitat Strzelecki Burrowing Crayfish (Photo: R. Appleton)
Photo: R. Appleton
Known Range of Warragul Burrowing Crayfish
Warragul Burrowing Crayfish Chimney Warragul Burrowing Crayfish
Researchers rescue GGE from flooding
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