Land for Wildlife
In South East Queensland, about 70% of the land is privately owned. As a result, private landholders are the key to protecting the health of the SEQ environment. Since 1998, the SEQ Land for Wildlife program has supported and empowered private landholders to improve the health of their properties and provide a natural habitat for wildlife. The crucial work includes removing weeds, encouraging natural regeneration of native plants, protecting threatened species and controlling pest animals.
The Land for Wildlife program is vitally important to the health of SEQ’s environment, and members deliver significant on-ground outcomes such as discovering new populations of threatened animals, protecting endangered plants, restoring creekbanks, controlling weeds and planting hundreds of thousands of native plants
Twenty years on, the SEQ chapter of Land for Wildlife is one of Australia’s most successful private land conservation schemes, boasting over 4400 Land for Wildlife properties equating to over 7000 members. Collectively, they manage nearly 60,000 hectares for conservation. Over 200 new properties join the program annually.
Healthy Land and Water has been regionally coordinating the SEQ chapter of the Land for Wildlife program since 2004. We work in close partnership with SEQ councils to locally coordinate and deliver the program to landholders and work towards better program products and services for all Land for Wildlife members in SEQ.
Interested in joining Land for Wildlife?
To learn more about the program or how to become a member, visit the Land for Wildlife website
The South East Queensland chapter of the Land For Wildlife program would not be possible without the support of our partners:
- Australian Government’s National Landcare Program
- Brisbane City Council
- Logan City Council
- Ipswich City Council
- Port of Brisbane
- City of Gold Coast
- Moreton Bay Regional Council
- Redland City Regional Council
- Somerset Regional Council
- Scenic Rim Regional Council
- Noosa Regional Council
- Lockyer Valley Regional Council