Private landholders own and manage some of the most important areas for nature conservation in Tasmania, including critical habitat types and wildlife which are poorly reserved on public land.

The Land for Wildlife program is a nonbinding voluntary scheme which encourages, supports and recognises private landowners who are taking a positive approach to land management by incorporating nature conservation on their properties. By promoting community participation in conservation and establishing a conservation ethic among private landholders, Land for Wildlife can make a valuable contribution to protecting nature.

The Tasmanian branch of Land for Wildlife was established in 1998 and has been delivered by the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment since inception. As of February 1 2019, the TLC will be responding to new Land for Wildlife inquiries.

LAND FOR WILDLIFE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:

  • On-site assessment to provide information and advice on habitats and species;
  • Practical advice and technical notes on land management;
  • Information on native fauna and their habitats;
  • A regular newsletter; and
  • A durable, attractive sign to indicate your membership in the scheme.

LAND FOR WILDLIFE PROPERTY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Intact vegetation or re-vegetated land which is generally greater than two hectares in size;
  • Land which conserves native species and habitats under represented on public land;
  • Land which provides continuity of habitat across landscapes.

The Land for Wildlife program functions differently in each state or territory as it is delivered by a combination of government, non-government and private sector bodies. In Tasmania the program is inclusive, in that any farm, bush block, council reserve, school ground, golf course, cemetery and small or large property that can provide valuable habitat can be registered.

LAND FOR WILDLIFE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST:

For all Land for Wildlife inquiries, please contact Matt Taylor via mtaylor@tasland.org.au. To register your expression of interest in becoming a Land for Wildlife member, please fill out this form with the required details and return to Matt via email, or send it via post to: Land for Wildlife Tasmania, Tasmanian Land Conservancy, 827 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay, TAS, 7005.