The Bass Landcare Public Fund is a regional non-profit organisation focusing on conserving biodiversity throughout Bass Coast.
We do this by supporting community groups to work in their local area to add value to their conservation efforts, encourage broader community ownership and participation and by working in partnership with other land managers. We help protect native plants and animals in Bass Coast’s most ecologically important landscapes.
The Bass Coast Arc – “Community Access to Public Space” concept was dreamt up by passionate members of the Bass Coast community in 2015. The project aims to support local community groups to work with the relevant public land manager to improve the environment of our public spaces and create community access to these unique areas.
Taking necessary steps to manage pest plants and animals, to prevent their devastating impact on small native animals.
Surveying and looking after vegetation that provide habitat for native animals.
Repairing and upgrading infrastructure, including public tracks and fences
Supporting Master Tree Growers
The Public Fund are generously supporting the Master Tree Growers program in Gippsland in 2019. The result of this course will include some of our members running field days to share their knowledge with the wider Bass Coast community.
The Master Tree Grower program provides education and extension support to landowners interested in using trees to enhance agricultural production, conserve soil, protect biodiversity, store carbon and generate profit through the sale of tree products such as timber, food, seed and fuel.
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