Assessing your land
Do you need help in identifying the biodiversity assets on your property? Trust for Nature’s conservation officers can undertake flora and fauna assessments, either for due diligence or land management planning. This information can help inform your decisions about land use or finding additional income streams such as from offset markets.
Our staff are experienced in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and can create mapping solutions from existing statewide databases and spatial layers to provide desktop studies, or more in-depth and accurate information from field assessments to support your business with the GIS analysis it needs to make land management decisions.
Trust for Nature works closely with Greening Australia, Catchment Management Authorities, and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to attract funding for revegetation projects on private land within our priority areas, especially where revegetation supports the recovery of populations of threatened plants and animals. Revegetation projects can either supplement existing habitat, or restore habitat from the ground up.
Trust for Nature’s staff are experts in a range of other scientific survey methods and can design a monitoring program that allows you to report on your corporate citizenship goals. We regularly conduct surveys for flora and fauna, using a range of specialised techniques including catch-and-release trapping, trail cameras, quadrat surveys, pitfall trapping and spotlighting transects.
Please note that permits are required for some types of monitoring – Trust for Nature holds relevant permits for all the work that we do.
Pest plant and animal control
Trust for Nature’s conservation staff can help you to meet your obligations under the Victorian Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 to tackle the problem of weeds and pests. We can create pest plant and animal management plans for your property portfolio, and work with contractors to implement pest plant and animal control programs. Trust for Nature is proud to be increasingly working with Victoria’s traditional owner groups in delivering these types of programs.