Land for Wildlife was established in 2002 on the Central Coast of New South Wales, operating within the local government areas of Central Coast Council (formerly Gosford City and Wyong Shire), Lake Macquarie City, Cessnock City, Singleton and Dungog area. This program, aims to support the maintenance and enhancement of native biodiversity on private land. Through this program landholder are given information of wildlife and habitat and are provided with a Land for Wildlife sign to display on their gate.
Since its inception Land for Wildlife in the Hawkesbury to Hunter Region has been very successful and achieved a number of positive outcomes including:
- over 471 properties registered and assessed during which landholders received advice on sustainable land management practices;
- nearly 5197 Ha of land registered with the program;
- numerous workshops, field days and information days provided to landholders.
Due to the proximity, CEN has been able to offer support in the form of:
Workshops involved a range of different topics being covered and members advised of workshops conducted by other groups
Bush Regeneration Team
A 4 person Bush Regeneration Team has been able to support landholders and landholders have worked alongside the teamin order to develope skills in bush regeneration techniques and plant identification.
The development of the regional seed bank and Wildplant Community Nursey endeavors to supply local provenance floral species to provide landholders with a good quality supply of local provenance seed. Maintaining local provenance species plays an integral role in preserving the diversity of local native floral species.
Tube stock and native provenance plants are available from the CEN Nursery or at Sale Days on the 1st Saturday in the month.
See the CEN Facebook page for details: https://www.facebook.com/communityenvironmentnetwork/
If you would like to be part of Land for Wildlife on the Central Coast of Lower Hunter click here to download the Central Coast and Hunter Expression of Interest Form(PDF 183Kb) and post it to CEN
Central Coast & Lower Hunter Regional Coordinator
Community Environment Network
PO Box 149
Ph: 02 43 494754
Fax: 02 4349 4755