High Value Areas
What is a High Value Area?
landscape is scattered with native forest remnants, wetlands, dune
systems and other important natural features. These areas provide
important services as well as refuges and food sources for native birds
The High Value Area (HVA) programme utilises
ecological surveys undertaken by local ecologists, and provide valuable
information to landowners that can assist with overall land management.
If you're interested in the significance of an area on your land but
don't know much about it, the HVA programme is a great way to understand
more about it and the ways in which this can be managed for the future.
What's in it for me?
You'll be receiving, at no cost or obligation to act, an ecological report describing:
- The plants and animals that were identified in the area;
- Threats to the native biodiversity present;
- Management recommendations for the natural areas identified;
- Aerial imagery identifying areas of ecological significance and those that are unique to the region;
to advice and assistance regarding the site's future management, and
also guidance with funding applications such as the Environmental
Enhancement Fund that can be used to kick-start projects surrounding
Background information for property owners
Take action today!
information is a great way to form plans and take action to manage your
land and the biodiversity values present. If you own an area of natural
value and would like to know more information about it, contact the biosecurity team to talk about organising an HVA survey.
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