COVENANTOR STORIES

"Adopting the covenant has given us peace of mind that the property will remain free from the threat of development now and into the future."

Here some of our members share their stories and journey to land conservation, the challenges they have faced in restoring delicate landscapes, and the rewards and delights of caring for the plants and animals that depend on it.

Covenanted property at Walpeup in the Mallee.
From Maldon to the Mallee
We wanted as natural a piece of bush as possible in the Maldon area and we have probably achieved that. The Walpeup block was purchased simply because we love the Mallee and wanted to have our own small slice of it.
Woodland birds return to Pine Grove
Our goals with the 100 acre Pine Grove property are to respect the indigenous history and to re-establish some understory to bring back some woodland birds. We would dearly love to see Plains Wanderers, Emu, Curlews and Goannas strut this land again.
‘Raakajlim’ in the Mallee region of north-west Victoria
Mallee Conservation is restoring habitat on Raakajlim and building awareness and appreciation of the plants, animals and habitat of the Mallee in northwest Victoria.
‘Morwell’ in the Northern Grampians
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.
Building biolinks to the Avon Wilderness
The Phillipson family are restoring and preserving over 1,000 hectares in the Avon Wilderness for future generations, with plans to hand over stewardship to the Traditional Owners.
Nature Reserve, Strzelecki Hills Gippsland
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.
Sunday Morning Hills
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.
Aumann ‘Bush Paddock’ in the Wimmera
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.
Seawalls Edge Nature Reserve, South Gippsland
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.
St Arnaud and Slaty Creek carbon sequestration
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.

Land Covenantors Victoria acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Victoria and their deep connections to land, water and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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