Land for Wildlife is a voluntary scheme to encourage and assist private landholders to provide habitat for wildlife in bushland on their property.

A total of 286,614 hectares of bushland is currently being managed as wildlife habitat through this initiative, with more than 1,940 registered landholders.

The program is the creation of the Department of Parks and Wildlife, with partner NRMWA who will help participants manage their bushland for wildlife habitat.

Perth NRM is pleased to be supporting the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) Land for Wildlife Program.  As one of seven Regional NRM groups who have partnered with DPaW to work together to provide biodiversity conservation support to Land for Wildlife members, it has provided us with a strong focus for private land conservation in the Swan Region.

The Swan Region Strategy for Natural Resource Management provides a strategic integrated framework for natural resource management in the Swan Region and it seeks to engage all relevant stakeholders in the management of these natural resources, including property owners who would participate in Land for Wildlife.  The Land for Wildlife Program aligns with the Swan Region Strategy action areas ‘asset protection and sustainable use’ and ‘awareness, participation and capacity building’.

The Perth region has 424 registered Land for Wildlife sites; 112 in the City of Swan, 107 in the Shire of Mundaring and 47 in the Shire of Chittering.  Perth NRM has staff with local knowledge and expertise to provide advice to participants in regard to conservation or land management issues. If you are considering registering property as a Land for Wildlife site we can provide information about the process, and the best way to assess your site.

Keep an eye out for the Land For Wildlife banner at our events, where we can tell you a bit more about the program.

For more information or to become a participant, visit www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/landforwildlife

Contact Perth NRM’s Environment Program Manager, Toni Burbidge on 9374 3302 or toni.burbidge@perthnrm.com to discuss Land for Wildlife in the Perth Region.