In 2013, the Burrumbuttock Woodland was developed. Volunteers from Wirraminna started a restoration program, they planted local trees and shrubs to mimic the original woodland of the area.
Five trial sites were established to test the best method of natural grassland revegetation. This included slashing, spraying, burning and scalping.
The aim of the Woodlands is to increase the area of natural vegetation and habitat around Burrumbuttock for the local wildlife. This land was cleared, cropped and grazed for many years, with little woodland left. Today, only tiny remnants of Box-Gum Grassy Woodlands remain on roadsides, along railway lines and in some farm paddocks.
In partnership with Corowa District Landcare and Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre, a site was established within the Burrumbuttock Woodlands to reintroduce native grassland species, restore woodland habitat diversity and enable seed collection. Throughout 2018 to 2020, this site was sown with native grasses including Kangaroo grass (Themeda triandra) and Redleg grass (Bothriocloa macra) and a range of other grasses and herbs. Site preparation involved removal of topsoil with its associated weed seed and nutrient load.
Once established, this seed production area is harvested to assist regional grassland restoration projects to greatly improve habitat diversity in our local woodlands.
In 2019, in partnership with Murray Local Land Services and Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre, a revegetation and nest box installation project were funded in the Woodlands to enhance habitat value.