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Mount Rae Forest

Mount Rae Forest consists of over 850 hectares on top of The Great Dividing Range, between Crookwell and Taralga.  It is proven to contain nearly 250 species of  fauna and flora. 11 threatened species. Two Endangered Ecological Communities. It is  located in a Biogeographic Sub-Region which has only 0.01-5% protected areas. 

After being encouraged by State Government scientists to act and protect lands in this forest for the future, two properties entered Voluntary Conservation Agreements demonstrating the State significance of their lands and this forest. Four  properties have entered Wildlife Land Trust Agreements. 

 The award winning Roslyn Landcare Group has made this area a focus for over $360,000 of  federal and state grant monies for their extensive tree and wildlife corridor plantings. Lands here are listed in the local council ( Upper Lachlan Shire ) as being of biodiversity significance. It is considered to be part of  a significant corridor providing landscape connectivity at a regional scale .  


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