Help nature on your property

Helping nature on your property is similar to Helping Nature in your Garden. However, due to its larger size a property has greater potential to attract and support wildlife. A property may include more trees and a greater variety of habitats – thereby supporting a greater variety of fauna, a larger number of individuals, and maybe resident populations of some fauna species.

The Nature Conservation publication, Landcare Companion, is a comprehensive guide for landholders to assist with managing properties.

How to help nature on your property

Managing remnants of native vegetation
Remnant native vegetation of any size is valuable to wildlife. Some habitats naturally occur as small patches but managing the potential threats to any sized remnant is often necessary.

1. Weeds
The smaller the remnant, the greater the edge to volume ratio. Remnant edges are places where the effects of weed invasion are greatest.

Nature Conservation weed control publications:
A Guide to Arum Lily Control
Woody Weeds of the Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin Area
Weed Alert in the Capes Region

Other publications:
Weed it Out

2. Fire
For more information on fire management download the Fire and Biodiversity Landholder Information Kit

3. Disease
Dieback (Phytophthora cinnamomi) and Marri Decline (Quambalaria coyrecup) are both found in this region and are a cause for concern.
More information can be found here:
Dieback – the Dieback Working Group has a comprehensive website and is a useful resource for anyone wanting to find out more. Information is also contained in the Landcare Companion.
Marri decline

Dieback ‘kits’ can be loaned from the Nature Conservation office. Please contact us for more information.

4. Feral animals
For information on control of feral animals the Guide to Fox and Feral Cat Control has practical advice.