All land managers have a responsibility to manage their land sustainably. It is important to protect the broader catchment for future generations.
This may be difficult and seem complex but it can also be exciting to see what a difference you can make.
How to live sustainably
Making your home more sustainable can save you money. It can make it more comfortable to live in and reduce your environmental impact to benefit future generations.
Looking after native animals
Moorabool has a rich diversity of native animals and there is a lot you can do to help them thrive on your property.
Protecting existing native plants
The original vegetation in Moorabool Shire was quite varied and what remains is very special. One of the first steps to improving the native vegetation on your property is to protect what you’ve got.
Our special grasslands
Native grassland and grassy woodland communities in Moorabool are particularly special habitats.
Revegetation involves the re-establishment of vegetation. This is done through either planting seedlings, sowing seed (direct seeding), or using techniques to assist in natural regeneration.
Protecting the health of waterways is a crucial part of owning a property, and run-off has to be managed so it does not affect water quality.
Pest plants, or weeds, have attributes that enable them to out-compete other species. Early identification and action will help prevent weed establishment or spread.
Controlling pest animals
Animals that are classified as pests must be controlled under the Catchment and Land Protection Act. This includes foxes, rabbits, wild dogs, feral pigs and feral goats. There are a range of techniques available to suit your situation.
There are many organisations and incentive programs to help landholders improve their property.