Those fortunate to attend the Rivers of Carbon community conversation last month at the Goulburn Club would have heard our passionate Landcare champion, Garry Kadwell, speak about integrating wildlife conservation into his farm management and the huge benefits it is bringing to farm productivity, biodiversity and his personal health.
Garry is a member of Land for Wildlife, a voluntary conservation program that encourages and assists landholders to manage wildlife habitat on their properties.
Protecting wildlife habitat on farms can be crucial in contributing to survival of many of our native plants and animals particularly in areas where landscape change has removed or significantly altered habitat.
It can also bring many other benefits to the farm such as reduced erosion, provision of stock shelter, natural pest control, improved crop pollination, increased land value and productivity, creating a more enjoyable, healthier place to live and work.
Land for Wildlife is a free program provided through Rivers of Carbon in the Goulburn region and the K2W Conservation Corridor in Upper Lachlan and Boorowa areas to landholders with 1/2 hectare of native habitat on their properties.
Members receive a site visit from trained assessor, property sign, and regular newsletters with information about incentive funding, workshop and training opportunities.
Joining Land for Wildlife does not alter your property rights in any way, it is a self-governed opportunity to contribute to sustained biodiversity through habitat protection.
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