THE Bathurst Local Aboriginal Land Council is involved in a project to help the endangered Booroolong frog.
The Bathurst LALC is helping restore habitat for the frog, which suffered a dramatic decline in numbers during the mid-1980s due to factors including weed infestation and inappropriate grazing.
The project is a team effort from the Orange and Bathurst LALCs, Central Tablelands Local Land Services and Forestry Corporation of NSW.
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The Essington State Forest near Oberon has an area that contains one of only two Booroolong frog (Litoria booroolongensis) populations on the Central Tablelands.
Erosion control work has now been completed in the area and new plantings of native vegetation are underway as part of the Fish, Frogs, Flora and Fresh Flowing Water project, co-ordinated by Local Land Services and funded through the Environmental Trust Saving Our Species partnership program.
The combined Orange and Bathurst LALC Gaambuwananha Ngurambang team has been heading out into the forest regularly to spray weeds, stabilise erosion sites and plant native trees and shrubs.
Bathurst LALC chief executive officer Tonilee Scott said it is an important project for the local Aboriginal community.
"We are excited to be involved with securing the frog population, and we're continuing to expand and further skill our land management team to work on land management goals like habitat rejuvenation," she said.
The Booroolong frog grows to about five centimetres.