Enhance Your Farm Dam to create a 'Bio-island"

Farm dams typically exist solely to provide water for stock and for irrigation. But with some additional features a farm dam can offer much more to the farm’s natural environment by providing for a wide range of local wildlife, and contributing to the farm’s productivity. If these features are added to several dams across the farming district (the more the better), then the benefit to the natural environment of the district will be even greater.

Click here to view the landcare field guide Enhance Your Farm Dam.

This guide is just one in a series of practical guides for implementing on-ground landcare. These guides were originally published in the printed form, as an A4 trifold, and are now available on the Landcare Share Centre for downloading, and printing if required.

Why Neerim & District Landcare Group  developed this resource:

This resource was developed to increase land manager awarness of the sort of projects they might look to undertake on their own properties to improve land management and biodiversity outcomes. It has been included in landowner welcome packs and is made available as a handout at local events.

Source material is available so groups can edit and print their own modified version:

For groups that would like to re-brand and issue their own version the original Publisher files are available by contacting  Turn on Javascript! of the Neerim & District Landcare Group.

The list of resources developed in the series include:

The Landcare Share Centre is grassroots Landcare supporting grassroots Landcare

The Share Centre is a service provided by Landcare Victoria Incorporated (LVI)