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Managing bushland for wildlife

Habitat loss and fragmentation are major contributors to biodiversity decline across the region.

Many fauna species once widespread now rare or restricted in range. But we’re working with landholders to improve management of remnant bushland, habitat values, species richness, ecosystem resilience and linkages for wildlife. 

Bushland on private property

Our Managing Bushland for Wildlife work overlaps with our For Nature Landholder Stewardship Program by assisting private landholders to preserve and enhance remnant bushland on their property, both through education as well as cost-sharing grants to carry out weed control, revegetation and other conservation work. 

Bringing back threatened species

It also overlaps with our Threatened Species Protection efforts, highlighting how protecting the remaining remnant bushland in the region is closely linked with the battle to save threatened species. For example, our staff assisted by community volunteers are working on restoring and preserving riparian habitat along the Margaret River to boost the numbers of critically endangered Western Ringtail possums. 

Professional services for on-ground work

Nature Conservation has a professional services arm to give landholders another tool to help protect nature, biodiversity and bushland on their property. On a fee-for-services basis, our on-ground team can be contracted for quality bushland management, revegetation work and strategic weed control. And our biodiversity officer specialises in biodiversity assessments and revegetation and weed management plans for your property. 

Feral animal control and monitoring

Nature Conservation staff also work with landholders whose properties have Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attraction conservation covenants or are registered as Land for Wildlife properties. This has included fox and feral cat baiting and other feral animal control. And wildlife monitoring using motion-sensing cameras to better understand populations of both feral and native wildlife. The aim is to restore or boost numbers of native wildlife to high conservation value bushland areas in the Margaret River region. 


Community Resource Centre
33 Tunbridge Street
Margaret River WA 6285

Postal Address

PO Box 1749 
Margaret River WA. 6285

Contact Us

Phone: (08) 9757 2202