The Land for Wildlife voluntary program aims to help landholders look after natural vegetation on their lands.
Interested landholders should complete the Expression of Interest form at the bottom of this page. Once we receive your application, your suitability for the program will be assessed following a land inspection.
Council assists Land for Wildlife members with property inspections by expert ecologists and advice on how to manage the natural areas on your land. We can also provide information about financial incentives available to help landholders protect native vegetation and animal habitats.
Land for Wildlife members receive:
- Free property visit and report from an expert ecologist
- Plant species lists for your property
- A suite of mapping products
- Eligibility for $2,000/year Conservation Partners Grant funding for bush regeneration, weeding, fencing, pest animal control, and erosion control
- A sign for your front fence
- Wingecarribee Web e-newsletter
- Invitations to local environmental workshops
A sample Landholder Agreement is available to download to assist with your expression of interest:
Landholder Agreement Sample(PDF, 234KB)
A site inspection is an essential part of joining the Land for Wildlife program. If you are unwilling to undertake a site visit, we will be unable to progress your expression of interest.
You will also need to have at least 0.5 hectares (1.25 acres) of native bushland on your property to join Land for Wildlife.
A property sketch is not essential, however if you want to show features of your property, please provide a sketch showing:
- major roads
- major land use areas (cropping, grazing, etc.)
- areas you want to replant/regenerate
- stock watering points
- areas of native vegetation to protect/restore