During 2009, twenty-one voluntary conservation agreement holders received Private Land Conservation Grants for outstanding conservation efforts on their properties.
“Part of the properties are protected under voluntary conservation agreements and these grants will help landowners realise their ideas and plans for conservation on their properties,” said Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife CEO Ms Leonie Gale.
Paddy Pallin Foundation Trustee, Mr Robert Pallin said “the program acknowledges people who do conservation on their own land and supports them in their long term commitment to conservation.”
“Private conservation is extremely important because most land in
The Department of Environment and Climate Change Conservation Partners Program worked in partnership with the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife, the Paddy Pallin Foundation, the Wildlife Land Trust, the Diversicon Environmental Foundation and the Nature Conservation Trust of NSW to provide the grant funding.
These grants offered an effective way of working with the community to care for
2009 Grant Recipients - Private Land Conservation Grants
- Ken Rubeli of ‘Mundhuk Wildlife Refuge’ in Dungog
To remove native grape vine to allow regeneration of rainforest.
- Christian Alexander and Dorothea Holtmann of “Omaru” in Niangala
To remove riverbank weed for the endangered Booroolong Frog and installation of nest boxes for threatened Yellow-bellied Gliders and Masked and Powerful Owls.
- John and Lois Prior of “Cedar Ridge” in Condong
To control weeds in high conservation value rainforest.
- Derek Skingle of “ Sandy Pinch” in Goolmangar
To control lantana for the threatened "Thorny Pea" Desmodium acanthocladum.
- Esme Wood of Galston
To install a silt fence and control weeds along a rocky creek bed to prevent spread to endangered Turpentine-Iron Bark forest.
- Croome Reserve, Shellharbour City Council
To remove weeds to protect the endangered Illawarra Greenhood Orchid Pterostylis gibbosa and Chorizema parvifolia.
- James and Patria Cameron of “Yallaroo” in Tooraweenah
To thin regenerating Callitris pine to protect Phebalium nottii.
- Rod and Alexandra Tuson of “
Kennedy Park” in To control weeds for the threatened Purple Copper Butterfly Paralucia spinifera. Mount David
- National Parks Association of NSW for “Wheeler Creek” in Beacons Hill
To control weeds along a cliff line for the threatened Powerful Owls, Heath Monitors and Red Crowned Toadlets.
- Vicki Powys of “Rocklands” in the
To control weeds to protect Box Gum Woodland and associated fauna. Capertee Valley
- Vivian Heriot of “Warrawee” in Wyndham
To install nest boxes for the threatened Barking Owl, Yellow-bellied Glider and Large-footed Mouse-eared Bat
- Arnold and Mary Vayo of “Vineyard Haven” in New
To produce tree identification signs educating visitors about the enhanced growth of flora and the protection of fauna. Italy
- Ken Rippin and Maria Barbieri of Rowlands Creek, Uki
To control weeds in high conservation value rainforest
Ernst of “Calmhaven” in Woodburn Lawrence
To restore habitat for the threatened Glossy Black Cockatoo, Bush Hen and Barking Owl.
of “Oooyella” in Ainslie Dixon
To control serrated tussock grass in threatened Powerful Owl and Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo habitat.
- Ray and Susan Pitstock of
To control whisky grass and lantana for the threatened Spreading Guinea Flower Hibbertia procumbens and Tetratheca glandulosa. Mangrove Mountain
- “Ben Ricketts Environmental Preserve” in Jamberoo
To control weeds in high conservation Tree Fern Swamp and produce plant identifier markers and pamphlets for an educational walk.
- Wayne Stokes and Marcia Macartney of “Marway Conservation Area” in Tumbarumba
To control weeds and manage pests for the threatened Powerful Owl and Gang Gang Cockatoo.
- John Eggert of Beechwood
To control weeds in high conservation value forest for the threatened Turquoise Parrot, Barking Owl, Powerful Owl, Masked Owl, Sooty Owl, Spotted-tailed Quoll, Eastern False Pipistrelle, Common Bent-wing Bat, Brush-tailed Phascogale, Koala, Grey-headed Flying Fox, Yellow-bellied Sheath-tail Bat and the Greater Broad-nosed Bat.
- Victoria Black of “Bundari, Mt Evernden” in
To spray serrated tussock grass in habitat containing threatened Rockley Mountain Gums and Koalas. Silver-leafed Mountain
- Donald Edwards of “Treehaven” in Uki
To control weeds in lowland subtropical rainforest and adjacent Koala habitat.