In agricultural and other developed landscapes, natural habitat is often only available in small, isolated patches. These landscapes are unable to support their full complement of native plants and wildlife, and those that have survived may be in difficulty. To restore landscape connectivity, many revegetation projects in recent decades have aimed not only to increase the area of habitat but to also re-link isolated natural areas with corridors.
Types of corridors
Linear or strip corridors are continuous, or mostly continuous, bands of vegetation or waterway.
Stepping stones are isolated patches of vegetation, single trees, or wetlands or farm dams. The patches become a corridor when the distance between them is small enough for some species to be able to move from one patch to the next. Even single paddock trees are valuable and can act as stepping stones or provide habitat for some species.