10068: ‘Healthy Habitats’ – a stewardship program for conservation of biodiversity on private property
Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire has 6333 ha of natural bushland and vegetated wetlands and waterways, almost 6000 ha of which are on private land.
Many of these wetlands are home to threatened ecological communities and rare or priority species of flora or fauna. Some are ecological linkages.
These natural areas on private property therefore have high biodiversity value, and their protection is essential to meeting the targets identified in the shire's local biodiversity strategy.
'Healthy Habitats' is a stewardship program developed by the shire in partnership with Landcare Serpentine Jarrahdale for conservation of biodiversity on private property.
The program addresses the need for owners of bushland to have access to expert technical advice, and acknowledges the efforts of private landowners to manage their natural areas for the benefit of the wider community as well as themselves.
With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project will help deliver the 'Healthy Habitats' stewardship program to landholders in the shire.
|Investment:||$ 48 900|
|Delivery organisation:||Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire|
|Project duration:||July 2011 - December 2012|
|Location:||Natural areas on private land, Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire|
Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire (08) 9526 1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org