Land for Wildlife

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What is Land for Wildlife?

Land for Wildlife is a free, voluntary conservation program that helps landholders protect, enhance and rehabilitate native vegetation and wildlife on their farm or lifestyle block. It encourages people to incorporate nature conservation with the way they run their property.

It is free to join and is not legally binding. It simply provides an opportunity for you to contribute to protecting nature in your local area. You can read here how a farming family west of Toowoomba gained registration to conserve a 200ha patch of bushland in the middle of their cropping land. 

The program offers a range of benefits including: 

  • free onsite land management advice tailored to your property
  • property visits and ongoing property-specific advice
  • free workshops and field days
  • a quarterly newsletter
  • access to technical advice and resources, including environment grants and other incentives
  • opportunities to network with like-minded landholders
  • an iconic Land for Wildlife sign acknowledging the commitment you have made to nature conservation

There are currently around 300 properties registered with Land for Wildlife in the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin, with about 70 of those in the Stanthorpe area including 'Greener Pastures' belonging to Robert and Theresa Dunn (pictured below right) which you can read about here. 

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People who feel their properties have additional habitat values can also enter into a negotiated management agreement with QMDC to conserve those values and receive extra assistance.

To register: Contact Land for Wildlife Coordinator Matt Brown on 07 4637 6200 or mattb@qmdc.org.au 
Download the application form.

tawnyonjarowairsign_010115_judigrayjudi_gray__bentley_mealwormtimeRead about 'Jarowair' a Land for Wildlife property near Toowoomba owned by Judi Gray(pictured right) and her husband Brendon. 

Upcoming Events

Grazing BMP Accelerated Program - Roma

21 June 2018

First day runs from 8am to 5pm Second day from 8am to 12:30pm Places limited and will fill fast Free event! Lunch and smokos provided. What is it?Grazing Best Management Practice is a voluntary online self-assessment tool…  + read more

Maximising your Herd

25 June 2018

Join the discussion with Tim Emery (Tropical Beef Technology Services) and Roger Sneath (Senior Extension Officer, FutureBeef, DAF) on how to maximise your herd with genetics, available pasture and some simple records. TIME:…  + read more

QMDC Members Meeting

06 July 2018

We invite members of the community to join our Member organisations to get an update on our activities and project highlights in the region. Your opportunity to meet our team, our Executive Committee and to give feedback…  + read more