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This project is supported by The Central Qld Coast Landcare Network through funding from the Australian Government's Caring for our Country

Caring for our Country

Pioneer Catchment & Landcare Group is supported by Mackay Regional Council through the Natural Environment Levy and Reef Catchments (Mackay Whitsunday Isaac) Limited.

Reef Catchments Mackay Regional Council

Land for Wildlife (2010 - Current)

Main proponent:     PCL
Cash funding:   Mackay Regional Council through the Natural Environment Levy
Other proponents:  
In kind funding:  

Project outline:

Pioneer Catchment and Landcare Group and Sarina Landcare Catchment Management Association (SLCMA) are jointly delivering the Land for Wildlife (LfW) in the Mackay–Sarina region with funding from the Mackay Regional Council’s Environmental Levy.

LfW started in Victoria in the 1980s and has spread throughout the country. It is a voluntary agreement that recognises the effort put in by individual landholders to manage and conserve parcels of land for the benefits of wildlife.

Project achievements and outcomes:

Funded by Mackay Regional Council, Land for Wildlife assists landholders to manage their property for biodiversity. Newly accredited properties receive a management plan to assist in the work efforts, subscription to quarterly newsletters, workshops on conservation based topics, and a sign to display on their property. The Land for Wildlife program has been a great success in the Mackay-Sarina region with all properties assessed during 2010 receiving accreditation with the total area under voluntary protection in the Pioneer Catchment increased by 19.24ha. PCL has been promoting the program through newsletter articles and displays at local events which has generated the interest of a more local landholders.

Anyone interested in the program can contact PCL for more information or download a brochure.

Land for Wildlife Brochure Land for Wildlife Brochure (2115 KB)

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