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Council calls on Land for Wildlife participants

26 November, 2012Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting all local Land for Wildlife participants and other interested landholders to complete an online survey to help plan for future workshop agendas.

The survey queries participants on their preference on a range of natural resource management issues and includes education and training preferences.

Council’s Bushland Project Officer, Karen Guymer said input from participants was vital.

“Council has found that if participants have input in deciding on the content of these workshops, they have a greater chance of gaining more from them than if we were to simply set the agenda,” she said.

Results from the surveys will be used to help develop both immediate and future workshops.

Land for Wildlife is a voluntary program which aims to encourage and assist private landholders to provide habitats for wildlife on their property, even though the property may be managed primarily for other purposes.

Its goals are to promote continuity of habitat across landscapes, community participation in nature conservation, and to contribute to the ecologically sustainable long-term viability of agricultural systems.

Surveys take approximately 10 minutes to complete and can be found online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/landforwildlifetraining.

Surveys close 5pm on Friday 7 December.

For more information contact Council’s Bushland Project Officer on phone 4868 0819 or via email at karen.guymer@wsc.nsw.gov.au

Information on the upcoming Land for Wildlife workshops tentatively scheduled for March 2013 will be advertised closer to the date.