Land For Wildlife
Partnering with Burnett Mary Regional Group, BCCA are proud to be supporting the Land For Wildlife program which has been a voluntary landholder program since 1981.
Not just available for landholders around Brisbane and the southeast corner, landholders in the inland Burnett can also participate in the program. Large productive farms and small bush blocks are all able to apply to become part of the program
There are many reasons to join the Land For Wildlife program:
Individualised property advice
Opportunities to meet other like-minded landholders
Land For Wildlife can provide advise and assistance on:
- Local plants, wildlife, threatened species, and ecosystems
- Weed control and feral animal management
- Revegetation and habitat restoration
- Incentives available to help private landholders create, improve and protect wildlife habitat
- Integrating wildlife conservation with other land management activities.
Land For Wildlife is like belonging to a club and free of charge to join and remain part of the program. It is also non-binding on the title of the land, which means if the property is sold, the Land For Wildlife registration is cancelled.
DOWNLOAD THE LAND FOR WILDLIFE BROCHURE
What is the process?
1. Landholders who may have habitat for a particular species of wildlife, or just have a patch of scrub that they know about and want to keep in good condition for many species, and the area is more than 2ha, then a phonecall to BCCA or BMRG will get you an application form.
2. In the inland Burnett area, BCCA staff will be in contact to arrange a time to visit the property. This will enable the staff to take note of the values of the property and what, if any, issues need to be resolved to make the area more accessible or usable for wildlife.
3. After the visit the landholder will recieve a Land For Wildlife sign that they may like to hang on the gate (optional) and will later recieve a property report on the values and management options for the patch of scrub
4. Landholders can un-register at any time and there is no committment to undertake any changes to the management of the property. The landholders can continue to utilise the property for production if they wish.
5. The property and landholder information remains with BMRG who send out regular newsletters and workshop information.
How do I get involved or more information?
BCCA are partnered with BMRG to provide extension services and Land For Wildlife applications to landholders in the North Burnett and South Burnett Regional Council areas.
Contact Louise Newman or Fiona Morris on 07 4165 3551 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Australian Network for Plant Conservation are holding 2 workshops over three days on Seed collection and storage (3 April) and Translocation of threatened plants (4-5 April), at the University of the Sunshine Coast. There is a cost to attend these workshops. Download the information.
2. Southeast Burnett Landcare are hosting a workshop on Identifying native plants and grasses on Saturday 6 April at Booubyjan. Cost is $20. RSVP via email. Download information.
Stay tuned! Keep watch on this website for information about upcoming incentives, workshops and Land For Wildlife application forms. If you’ve got some ideas in the meantime we’d love to hear them! Phone or email BCCA.