Land For Wildlife (LFW) has recently formed a relationship with the Upper Lachlan Catchment Coordinating Committee and will be working with LFW to get properties to sign up for voluntary wildlife conservation agreements through the Landcare network this year. The LFW program is a voluntary property registration scheme for landowners who wish to manage areas for biodiversity and wildlife habitat. Melinda Hillery (centre) has recently conducted a training session for 6 Land for Wildlife Assessors in the Upper Lachlan area. These include Anne Mitchell, Shlomi Bonet, Jan Solomon, Tony Saunders, Jenny Shnabel and Rodney Falconer (absent from photograph)
There is an opportunity for 20 properties to undertake wildlife assessments in the coming months. LFW encourages and assists landholders to include nature conservation along with other land management objectives. The program is free for landholders to join and is not legally binding. Registration in the scheme will not change the legal status of a property.
The Land for Wildlife program aims to help landholders look after natural vegetation on their lands. Participation in this project is entirely voluntary. The trained LFW assessors can assist you by visiting your property, giving you advice on the natural values of your property and how you can manage the natural areas on your land. LFW will also provide you with advice on incentive programs designed to help landholders and protect vegetation. Other opportunities include workshops, training, networking with other landholders, help with plants, bush regeneration (depending on availability) and advice / help regarding funding opportunities.
For more information about LFW visit http://www.cen.org.au/Land-for-Wildlife/ or alternatively contact Upper Lachlan Landcare firstname.lastname@example.org