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Private Land Biodiversity Strategic Plan 2014-2019

pdfPrivate Land Biodiversity Strategic Plan  (PDF, 1Mb)

Council is mid-way through implementation of the strategic plan, and many outcomes have been achieved to date. The plan is currently undergoing a mid-term review to remain current and to reflect an adaptive management approach.  The three-tiered system of engagement with the community will continue in Wingecarribee Shire.

Habitat for Wildlife (HFW) was launched on World Environment Day, 5th June 2015, for urban and peri-urban landholders interested in making their backyard gardens wildlife friendly. Land for Wildlife (LFW) is for residents keen to conserve wildlife on larger properties with at least 0.5 hectare of native bush land or other natural area (for example rainforest, grasslands or wetlands). The Vegetation Conservation Program (VCP) is more involved with financial and land management commitments for both the Council and private landholders, and requires landholders to register their property with Land for Wildlife. These three programs are funded by the Environment Levy.

These programs are as much about community engagement and capacity building as nature conservation, and once registered, landholders commence a journey of discovery on their own land in the context of the regional landscape. A focus on quality service delivery is a cornerstone of the strategic plan.

The strategic plan guides investment, with a focus on endangered ecological communities (EECs), endangered populations and threatened species, with an emphasis on protecting larger remnants within priority corridors.

Last Updated: June 5th, 2017
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