Biodiversity Blueprint and Strategic Plan
In 2009, Connecting Country developed a biodiversity blueprint to document the current health of the local landscape, and to guide the activities of ConnectingCountry in its formative. The activities were identified by interested local participants during the early consultation processes for in 2007-08. Funding and community support has since been obtained to implement many of these.
The following downloadable documents have been taken from the Biodiversity Blueprint. Feel free to visit the Connecting Country office if you’d like to view a hard copy.
Section 1: What is Connecting Country (PDF)
Section 2: Biodiversity Blueprint Overview (PDF)
Section 3: Website and Interactive Mapping Tool (PDF)
Section 4: Maps (all jpg images)
Map 2: Pre-1750 Vegetation
Map 3: Current Vegetation
Map 4: Public and Private Land
Map 5: Conservation Significance
Map 6: Flora and Fauna
Map 7: Waterway Condition
Map 8: On-ground Achievements
Map 9: Voluntary Conservation on Private Land
Map 10: Project Ideas – West
Map 11: Project Ideas – Central
Map 12: Project Ideas – East
Section 5: Guidelines for Consideration of Projects (PDF)
Since the release of the Biodiversity Blueprint, Connecting Country has grown rapidly as an organisation. As a result, there is more knowledge about the environmental threats and opportunities in the local area. New issues have also arisen that were not originally considered. As such, in 2014, there was a identified need to reconsider the role of Connecting Country. Our 2014-2024 Strategic Plan aims to capture and refine this information and ultimately, set the direction of Connecting Country over the next 10 years.