Tuesday 20th March 10:00am - 11:45am
Soft Plastics Workshop and RRC Tour
Saturday 24th March 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Earth Hour - Vessels of Change
Land For Wildlife is a free, voluntary program which aims to encourage and assist private landholders to provide habitats for wildlife on their property, even though the property may be managed primarily for other purposes.
The minimum size of the habitat to be protected is 0.5 hectare (just over 1 acre).
LFW Walk & Talk events are also planned for properties in Mittagong and Woodlands in the second half of 2018 and further information will be provided closer to the time.
Get to know what is living on your land through interactive wildlife surveying workshops. Following an overview of local biodiversity conservation programs and threatened species you will be shown how to use a motion detector camera to survey your wildlife. You will then borrow the camera for two weeks and the images collected will be collated for you and a species list prepared.
Upcoming Workshops for the Diary:
1. Robertson - Friday 27 April 2018, venue to be confirmed.
2. Paddys River Workshop - Friday 14 September 2018, venue to be confirmed: Residents and landholders from Paddys River, Penrose, Wingello, and Canyonleigh are invited to attend.
Registration is essential. Contact Margot Law for more information or to register on tel. 02 9299 0000.
Wingecarribee Shire's plants and animals cannot be conserved adequately by the public reserve system alone. The Southern Highlands is a critical pinch point within the Great Eastern Ranges and we need to retain corridors and connect bushland remnants. This is why Council is encouraging and supporting landholders within the shire to take steps towards conserving the natural features on their properties.
Habitat for Wildlife is for smaller properties and urban residents. Land for Wildlife is for larger properties with areas for conservation that exceed 0.5 hectares. These programs are funded by Environment Levy and are free to join.
Interested landholders should print and complete an Expression of Interest form (below). A sample Landholder Agreement is available to download. Complete the EOI and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to:
Bushland Projects Officer
Wingecarribee Shire Council
PO Box 141
Moss Vale 2577
Land for Wildlife Expression of Interest Form (PDF, 200kB)
Landholder Agreement Sample (PDF, 200kB)
For further information and assistance, contact:
Bushland Projects Officer
Telephone: (02) 4868-0772
For more information on Land for Wildlife as a Legacy, see our short video below:
Wingecarribee Web and Wildlife Wingecarribee (local eNewsletters)
Bush Matters newsletter (external link)
Wingecarribee Private Land Conservation Strategic Plan (2014-19) (internal link)
Land for Wildlife Program (CEN) (external link)
Local Land Services (external link)