Natural Environment Award

This is your chance to show how you’re helping to preserve the natural world around us.

This award recognises leadership in protecting and enhancing natural ecosystems, including native plants and animals, threatened species, natural habitats, forests, water resources, land systems and soils, and biodiversity.

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Open for nomination until 5pm Tuesday 27 June 2017.

2016 winner

Murrumbidgee Landcare Inc: Working Together – Cross Property Planning Project

Picture of a man from Murrumbidgee Landcare with children.Murrumbidgee Landcare is a grass-roots umbrella organisation in south-western New South Wales. Its Cross Property Planning Project has restored native habitat on farms by linking and extending fragmented remnant vegetation across property boundaries.

Through collaboration and partnership the project has involved 98% of the region’s landholders in protecting and enhancing biodiversity and habitat.

To date, the project has revegetated 662 hectares and protected 660 hectares of remnant vegetation, while more extensive areas have been managed for weeds and pests.

Winners’ comment: ‘This award provides recognition for the significant effort made by our small project team and dedicated landholders to help restore native habitat on farms. Our project has had positive results for the environment, and has rebuilt important connections within our community. We hope that by showcasing our work, others will be inspired to work towards integrating conservation with agricultural production.’ Jacinta Christie, Project Manager, Murrumbidgee Landcare.