Biodiversity, conservation and Landcare are going hand-in-hand across the state as the Partnering in Private Land Conservation Project’s activities and events begin to roll out across NSW.
Facilitated by a partnership between the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust and Landcare NSW, the funding is shared throughout all regions and enables regional and local landcare groups to deliver workshops, field days and networking events focusing on biodiversity, and community conservation actions.
Landcare NSW Partnering in Private Land Conservation Project Manager, Samantha Stratton, says the project has identified the need and appetite for learning about conservation actions and building a more connected community.
“Nearly 30 events held across 11 regions have been held so far and each region’s events reflect their diversity and the diversity of the landscapes they’re working in. From conservation holders gathering in the Far South Coast as part of a nest building workshop to a field day at Naree Station at Yantabullah in Western NSW, our communities work in a variety of fields and this project really reflects this.
“In a time that has challenged our communities, the need to build and sustain networks in the fields of conservation and biodiversity is so important,” Samantha said.
Regional Landcare Coordinator for the North West, Craig Pullman, said their most recent event at Moonbi focusing on aquatic ecology drew over 60 people.
“Landcare has a great way of bringing people together to learn and connect. The Partnering in Private Land Conservation Project has helped people interested and invested in conservation actions and conservation holders to share knowledge and help our wider community connect with the Biodiversity Conservation Trust.”
“As a co-managed and community-guided program, the Partnering in Private Land Conservation Program aims to work collaboratively to build understanding and skills regarding biodiversity, educate private landholders on conservation efforts, and increase participation in private land conservation and I look forward to seeing all that we can achieve together in this partnership,” Samantha said.