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Backyard Biodiversity is a program which aims to increase native habitat by encouraging Clarence Valley residents to make their backyards wildlife friendly. The program has emerged out of the aims of Council’s Biodiversity Management Strategy, which promotes improving and creating habitat for a wide variety of our local native species.
Biodiversity is the variety of all forms of life, including plants and animals. The Clarence Valley has undergone many changes that have impacted both the native flora and fauna. Much of our area was described in the late 1800’s as richly forested land. There are now only small pockets of forest left on the floodplain, and in other areas the remaining bushland can be subject to weed infestations, inappropriate burning and clearing which has further impacted our wildlife through habitat loss.
You can make a difference to wildlife by planting native plants in your backyard and helping to bring back habitat by including the following elements in your backyard;
Seen anything interesting at your place? Call Council on 6643 0200.