Land for Wildlife


Macleay Landcare Network and the NSW Environmental Trust Grant deliver the Land for Wildlife project. LFW is a voluntary, non-binding property registration program that supports landholders interested in managing areas of their property for wildlife conservation.

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Registration is free and does not alter the property’s legal status. LFW is co-ordinated in NSW by the Community Environment Network (CEN) under a conservation partnership program with the NSW Government. Macleay Landcare operates as a regional provider on the mid north coast for the Macleay River catchment area.

What are the benefits?

Eligible landholders receive the following: ​         

  • a site assessment outlining habitat values, significant flora and fauna and land management issues

  • a site action plan to assist property management

  • assistance with nest-box installation and monitoring

  • ongoing support regarding flora and fauna identification, funding applications and land management issues

  • regular newsletters

  • access to natural resource management (NRM) industry professionals

  • an opportunity to connect with other conservation-minded landholders

  • A LFW property display sign that recognises landholder commitment to conservation.

​Am I eligible?​

Eligible landholders are simply those that wish to manage at least 0.5 hectare of their property’s native vegetation as wildlife habitat. Properties containing High Conservation Value (HCV) vegetation and those located within vegetated corridors are particularly encouraged to apply, however even properties that do not currently fulfil registration criteria may participate in the scheme under the ‘working towards registration’ category. The aim of LFW is to integrate nature conservation alongside other land uses such agriculture and tourism. Community-owned properties such as schools, golf courses and parks are also eligible for registration. 

Where can I find out more?​

 

For further information or to obtain a LFW Expression of Interest form, please contact:

 

Macleay Landcare LFW Assessor - Contact Us

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