Native plants and animals
Native vegetation and habitat protection
It’s important that we maintain and re-establish the natural ecosystems of the landscape where we can.
There are multiple benefits from the presence of native vegetation on your farm including:
- stabilising soil
- preventing sedimentation into waterways
- providing shelter to livestock
- providing habitat for a range of native wildlife
- reducing the spread of windblown seeds such as serrated tussock
- providing a beautiful landscape.
When planning a replanting program, always try to use locally sourced seed or plants and choose species that are appropriate for your area to support native plants and animals.
Native Animal Management
All native animals in NSW are protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974. This means that it is illegal to trap, kill or harm them unless licensed to do otherwise.
You can apply to control certain native species however through the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Find out more about kangaroo management in NSW.
For more information about replanting programs, native plant and animal management or biodiversity contact your Local Land Services office.
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