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    12072: Healthy habitats –a stewardship program for conservation of biodiversity on private property

    Chris Portlock (Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire) and Kristy Gregory (Landcare SJ) with Venerable Mudu and Venerable Buddharakkhita from the Bodhinyana Monastery in remnant bushland they fenced as part of the Healthy Habitats program. Courtesy Landcare SJ.
    Chris Portlock (Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire) and Kristy Gregory (Landcare SJ) with Venerable Mudu and Venerable Buddharakkhita from the Bodhinyana Monastery in remnant bushland they fenced as part of the Healthy Habitats program. Courtesy Landcare SJ.

    Many of the natural areas on private property within the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale are important because they contain or impact on:

    • threatened ecological communities
    • important ecological linkages
    • wetlands or waterways
    • rare or priority species of flora and fauna.

    "Healthy Habitats" is a national award-winning stewardship program developed by the Shire in partnership with Landcare SJ for conservation of biodiversity on private property.

    It acknowledges the efforts of private landowners to manage their natural areas for the benefit of the wider community as well as themselves.

    15 landholders have joined the stewardship program since it began two years ago. The program has given them access to technical advice on bushland conservation and restoration, and access to grants, training and meetings to share experiences.

    This grant will continue the operation of the program.

    Investment: $ 49 600
    Delivery organisation: Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale
    Project duration: December 2012 - June 2014
    Location: Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

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