SW landholders help build life-saving habitats for native wildlife

Liz & Marius at Quedjinup

Joel and Fiona at Tutunup.

Paul & Lorraine, with their furry friends, at Yallingup Siding.

Peter & Libby, from Quedjinup, with SWCC’s Pip Marshall.

The South West Catchments Council (SWCC) is working with private landholders across the region to protect and conserve native plants and animals – many of them threatened – through the Land for Wildlife program.

Land for Wildlife is a voluntary, nation-wide scheme that encourages and assists private landholders to provide diverse habitats for wildlife living on their properties.

Over the past three months SWCC staff have been busy, getting out and about, conducting property visits in Benjnup, Quedjinup, Yallingup Siding, Tutunup and Crowea.

They’ve been talking to landholders about managing nature-based resources such as water, plants and animals; as well as providing advice on land management issues; and discussing opportunities for grant funding.

Of the six properties visited many were home to threatened species such as the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, White-tailed Black Cockatoo, Quenda, Western Ringtail Possum, Brush-tailed Phascogale, Chuditch and the Dunsborough Burrowing Crayfish.

SWCC Biodiversity Project Manager Stephen Newbey said all properties were a credit to their owners.

“These landholders are working hard to undertake management actions to improve wildlife habitat on their properties,” Mr Newbey said.

“Their dedication and passion will help ensure the sustainability of environmental resources for present and future generations

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