View our covenantor stories to get a better understanding of the journey that LCV members have been on and what they’ve learned along the way.
Catherine and Clive Carlyle are managing a 145-hectare property abutting the Grampians National Park. Morwell is home to rare flora and fauna species and has a High Landscape connectivity score.
Mallee Conservation is restoring habitat on Raakajlim and building awareness and appreciation of the plants, animals and habitat of the Mallee in northwest Victoria.
EcoGipps consists of four diverse properties, covering 1,000 acres in the Gippsland region. There is a large program of work underway to restore the landscape and share scientific and Indigenous knowledge.
Acquisition of the covenant has given us peace of mind that the property will remain free from the threat of development now and into the future.
We get great pleasure from our covenanted land. Land management activities bring us into contact with neighbours and the southeast Wimmera community and association with natural landscapes is good for one’s health – physical, mental and spiritual.
In 2008 we purchased 15ha of farmland on Corner Inlet, Gippsland, overlooking Wilsons Promontory. Over 30,000 plants covering 450 species of plants have been planted. The growth and variety of plants everywhere have been heart-warming.
In setting aside this parcel of land for its environmental value I estimate that I have sacrificed hundreds of thousands of dollars over my lifetime. However, it is worth it to save rare and endangered species, including Buloke woodlands.
At first sighting, Denise described Sunday Morning Hills as ‘clapped out grazing land’, but we loved it. It has significant Buloke and Mallee forests, as well as large Grey Box and Yellow Gum trees, which are alive with birds, rare orchids, Yam Daisies, kangaroos and kookaburras.