By Kathryn Kermode
I’ve spent the day learning about the creatures that require hollows for habitat and making a habitat box for gliders. For me the box making was the highlight of an interesting day spent with Tara and Peter at Northern Landcare Supports Services office in Kyogle. The box was my kind of kit, making it was as simple as unwrapping the flat pack and screwing together a few bits of predrilled plywood, all I needed was a Phillips head screwdriver. But this is the easy bit of the task as my tall partner points out as we leave, for he knows only too well that it will be him who will be climbing trees this weekend doing the tricky bit of the installation while I have my feet firmly on the ground holding the ladder steady with one hand while I pass up drills, bolts and boxes with the other.
The Land for Wildlife (LFW) program is a voluntary property registration scheme for landowners who wish to manage areas for biodiversity and wildlife habitat. LFW encourages and assists landholders to include nature conservation along with other land management objectives. The program is free for landholders to join and is not legally binding. Registration in the scheme will not change the legal status of a property.
The Community Environment Network(CEN) facilitates and supports Land For Wildlife in New South Wales in partnership with interested local organisations. CEN holds a licence from Land for Wildlife to co-ordinate the program and use the Trademark in NSW. The licence requires CEN to adhere to a number of protocols to ensure the standards of LFW are consistent across Australia.
CEN provides statewide coordination and the framework for Land for Wildlife. This includes:
Northern Landcare Support Services provides regional delivery of the Land for Wildlife program in Kyogle and Richmond Valley LGA in a partnership with CEN. Regional coordination includes:
Regional organizations co-ordinating Land for Wildlife receive CEN support in the form of training, advice and information and support for funding applications and registration of all properties assessed.
All information provided by landholders is confidential to the landholder, Regional provider and CEN.
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