Land for Wildlife
A positive way of looking after your habitats is to join the Land for Wildlife Scheme. This is a voluntary no cost way of recognising your commitment to wildlife habitat. You receive technical and educational support from a regional extension officer, an informative notes series and the schemes newsletters, the Land for Wildlife news.Members are welcome to attend field days and are informed of incentive programs as they arise.
To qualify for Land for Wildlife status a property must contain either existing remnant habitat or the landholder must be making an effort to create habitat on their property. Once an assessment is completed and you become a member a sign is issued which recognises your commitment to wildlife habitat.
Becoming a Land for Wildlife member does not alter your property rights in any way, it is a self-governed opportunity to contribute to sustained biodiversity through habitat protection.
Wildlife habitat on private land can be crucial in contributing to the survival of native plants and animals, particularly in areas where landscape change has removed or significantly altered habitat. Retained habitats can also provide important links between properties and larger park or reserves. There are also many benefits to farming through reduced erosion, provision of stock shelter and in some cases reduced salinity, thereby increasing the land value and creating a more aesthetically pleasing environment.
Interstate & International
- Peter Johnson (03) 54304358
- Peter Johnson (03) 54304358 - Horsham & Grampians areas.
South West Victoria
- Peter Johnson (03) 5430 4358 - Warrnambool, Heywood & Portland areas.
- Nigel Waterhouse (03) 5772 0265, Alexandra, Benalla, Wangaratta, Wodonga & Upper Murray Areas.
- Kylie Singleton (03) 5172 2123
- Faye Bedford (03) 5152 0400 - Bairnsdale & Orbost
- Kelsey Tucker (03) 5430 4631 - Bendigo area
- John Hick (03) 9210 9326 - also Geelong & Colac
- Land for Wildlife Questions and Answers
- DELWP - Biodiversity Interactive Map
- DELWP - Land for Wildlife home page inc. application form.
- Natural Habitat Highlights - activities, updates and information to help you manage your land for wildlife.
- Newsletter of the Land for Wildlife program, Summer 2017 - pdf
- Newsletter of the Land for Wildlife program, Spring/Summer, Vol. 12. 1. 2016 - pdf
- Newsletter of the Land for Wildlife program, Winter Vol.11, 1, 2015 - pdf
- Conservation Management Networks
- Citizen Science
- Recommended references
SWIFFT video conference talks related to Land for Wildlife
- Threatened species conservation on private land
- Introduced predators - fox and feral cat
- Habitat enhancements
- Moths & butterflies conservation
- Bat ecology & conservation
- Biodiversity conservation in urban and fringing landscapes
- Threatened Possums and Gliders in Victoria
- Conservation of remnant trees in rural environments
- Wildlife on farms