CASTERTON farmers and volunteers who do the right thing for Victoria’s environment could soon receive a helping hand by way of a 2014 Private Land Conservation Grant.
The grants are available to landowners with a Trust for Nature conservation covenant registered on their title in the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Area and the Otway Ranges. The grants are being co-funded and administered by the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife.
“We are proud to support Victorians undertaking conservation work on their own properties,” said Susanna Bradshaw, CEO of the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife.
“Conservation of private land is important because our native species need more habitat than just our national parks can provide, if they are to survive and thrive in the long term.”
This is the first year that Private Land Conservation Grants are available to Victorians.
Full story in the Casterton News on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.