Land For Wildlife

Not all natural values are found in national parks – many are right in our backyards. Land for Wildlife is a great way to learn about the wildlife and plants on your property. Our ecologists work with landholders to create a plan that protects native flora and fauna where you live. By joining the Land for Wildlife program you can make a big difference to the future of Tasmania’s very special environment.

Private landholders manage some of the most important areas for nature conservation in Tasmania. The Land for Wildlife program is a free, non-binding, voluntary scheme which supports and recognises private landowners who are taking a positive approach to land management by integrating nature conservation into their properties. Through this passionate, conservation-minded community, Land for Wildlife and its 700 members makes a valuable contribution to protecting nature and enhancing wildlife habitat across the state.

Meet John and Millie on their Land for Wildlife property in the Huon Valley, Tasmania.

LAND FOR WILDLIFE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:

  • On-site property assessment and report providing practical advice on habitats, species, threats and land management.
  • Regular workshops, held around the state.
  • A bi-annual newsletter covering a range of conservation topics.
  • A durable, attractive sign to indicate membership in the program.
  • Access to WildTracker program and loan of a wildlife camera.

LAND FOR WILDLIFE PROPERTY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Intact native vegetation or re-vegetated land which generally covers at least two hectares.
  • Land which conserves native species and habitats.
  • Land which increases connectivity of habitat across landscapes.
  • Properties managed in a way that enhances native flora and fauna; and/or
  • Properties managed in a way that integrates nature conservation with other land management objectives.

In Tasmania, any land that provides valuable habitat and meets the above criteria, whether farm, bush block, council reserve, school ground, golf course, cemetery or other lands, can be considered for Land for Wildlife registration.

LAND FOR WILDLIFE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST:

To register your expression of interest in becoming a Land for Wildlife member, please download and fill out the form below with the required details and return via the email below, or send it via post to: Land for Wildlife Tasmania, Tasmanian Land Conservancy, PO Box 4558, Hobart TAS 7000. For all Land for Wildlife enquiries, please contact landforwildlife@tasland.org.au. Either Phil Wise (in the south of the state) or Anna Povey (in the north) will be in touch with you.

LAND FOR WILDLIFE SURVEY

How has TLC’s Land for Wildlife program impacted you? Share your insights in our quick survey and help shape its future!

TLC is collaborating with the University of Tasmania on a study to better understand the environmental and social impact of the LFW program. The results of this study will help shape the future of the program, so we would greatly appreciate input from as many of our existing members as possible!

Share your thoughts through our 15-20 minute online survey: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/13ab00f974b54fa687ee480220baca71?portalUrl=https://gis.tasland.org.au/portal