Nancy Fardin is one of our newest Land for Wildlife members. The Fardin’s 18 ha property borders Lake Clifton to the west and 2.5 km of the Peel-Harvey Estuary to the east, both of which are recognised as wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. Like many of the neighbouring private properties, the Fardin’s was parkland cleared when purchased, with isolated trees offering limited habitat.
Over the past 30 years the Fardin’s have undertaken revegetation to restore the sites’ habitats with native species, planting both overstorey tree species and middle storey shrub species. They have been controlling weeds to reduce competition to the bushland and help increase natural regeneration. The return of two thirds of their property back to bushland and many native bird, reptile and mammal species, such as Quenda, brush tail phascogales and Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos, frequenting the site are testament to the success of the time and effort invested. This improvement, along with its close proximity to Lake Clifton make the site an important area for local wildlife, acting as a stepping stone across the largely cleared land between the Yalgorup National Park and Peel-Harvey Estuary.
The Land for Wildlife program welcomes Nancy and looks forward to supporting the amazing long term efforts made so far.
This project is supported by the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions through funding from the City of Mandurah and Shire of Waroona.