Land for Wildlife
The Land for Wildlife (LfW) program was initiated in Victoria in 1981 and has expanded across Australia, coming to Queensland in 2000.
The Lockyer Valley Regional Council supports the LfW program through employing a Land for Wildlife Officer.
This LfW Officer supports LfW landholders and facilitates the extension of additional council LfW support programs such as the LfW Free Native Plant Program, field days and workshops.
Land for Wildlife in the Lockyer Valley currently has 220 members with 17,125ha in the program. Our members are caring for their bushland and native fauna with encouraging revegetation/regeneration and weed control.
Many members are involved in Citizen Science projects on their land using iNaturalist software, Fauna Camera surveillance, and undertaking Koala, Glossy Black Cockatoo, and Black Breasted Button Quail surveys. These records are then uploaded to Wildnet online and used by ecologists, Council, and the general public.