About Connecting Country

Connecting Country is a community organisation working to restore landscapes across the Mount Alexander region of central Victoria. Since 2007 we’ve worked with over 200 landholders and community groups to rehabilitate more than 10,000 hectares of habitat for local plants and animals.

Our work is based on four key action areas:

  • Support Landcare through our Landcare Facilitator and 30 local Landcare and Friends groups.
  • Restore landscapes through on-ground actions such as protective fencing for existing habitat, revegetation, and weed and pest animal control.
  • Engage community through environmental education, workshops, information sharing, an informative website, social media and volunteer involvement.
  • Monitor biodiversity and landscape health through citizen science with a focus on woodland birds and arboreal mammals.

Our vision is for the people of the Mount Alexander Region to be proud of the beautiful, productive, healthy and diverse landscapes, habitats, forests, waterways, flora and fauna that we have supported and created in our region.

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Ian & Shirley Norman Foundation ABN 65879884450  |   Registered by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

The Foundation acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and acknowledges their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to the people, the cultures and the elders past, present and emerging.

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