Land for Wildlife
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Read about 'Jarowair' a Land for Wildlife property near Toowoomba owned by Judi Gray(pictured right) and her husband Brendon.