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What is Land for Wildlife?


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). 

The program aims to promote continuity of habitat across landscapes, community participation in nature conservation, and to contribute to the ecologically sustainable long-term viability of agricultural systems. For current events and workshop information, see further down the page.

For more information watch the short films below:


Or download the brochure explaining the wildlife programs in our shire:
PDFWingecarribee Wildlife Programs Brochure (PDF, 5.51kB)



For more information on Land for Wildlife for Families, see our short video below:


For more information on Land for Wildlife for Farmers, see our short video below:


For more information on Land for Wildlife for Schools, see our short video below:


For more information on Land for Wildlife as a Legacy, see our short video below:



FREE Workshops - Who's Living on My Land?


Get to know what is living on your land through interactive wildlife surveying and vertebrate pest animal control workshops. Following an overview of biodiversity conservation 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. The second half-day workshop will provide you with knowledge and skills to use pesticides for active feral animal control. 

Upcoming workshops

1. Friday 12 May 2017 (TBC) - Robertson Community Centre, Robertson

2. Friday 10 November 2017 - Northern Villages: Balmoral, Hill
Top, Colo Vale, Yerrinbool and Alpine (venue TBA).

Registration is essential. Use the online registration tool below or contact Margot Law on tel. 02 9299 0000.



Karalinga Open Day Friday 1 September 2017


Join us for a look at a beautiful, biodiverse, large and connected Land for Wildlife property on the first day of Spring in the Bullio area. This day will be a celebration of a family-owned and managed property that is primarily used for conservation and lifestyle purposes.


The day will kick off with a welcome and short talks about the history of the property, geology, flora, fauna, and threatened species, followed by a leisurely 45 minute walk through the bush. A reasonable level of fitness will be required if you would like to participate in the bush walk.
The local fire brigade will be supplying a free BBQ lunch.


Register Here



Why Promote Wildlife Conservation on Your Land?


Wingecarribee’s plants and animals cannot be conserved adequately by the public reserve system alone. This is why Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging landholders within the shire to take steps towards conserving the natural features on their properties.


There are currently two programs to assist landholders in conserving native vegetation for wildlife habitat. Land for Wildlife is the entry-level program that leads to greater levels of investment through the Vegetation Conservation Program. Both programs are funded by the Environment Levy (internal link) and are free to join. 


How Do I Join Land For Wildlife?

 

Interested landholders should print and complete an Expression of Interest form (below) and email to mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au or post to:


Bushland Projects Officer
Wingecarribee Shire Council
PO Box 141
Moss Vale 2577


pdfLand for Wildlife - Expression of Interest form (PDF, 200kB)

pdfLand for Wildlife - Landholders Agreement (PDF, 200kB)


For further information and assistance, contact:

Bushland Projects Officer
Telephone: (02) 4868-0828 

Email: mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au

 


Links

linkWingecarribee Web and Wildlife Wingecarribee (local eNewsletters)

linkBush Matters newsletter (external link)

linkWingecarribee Private Land Conservation Strategic Plan (2014-19) (internal link)

linkLand for Wildlife Program (CEN) (external link)

linkLocal Land Services (external link)

Last Updated: April 7th, 2017
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