The success of connectivity projects like the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative (GER) relies on conservation activities taking place right across the landscape, not just in designated protected areas like national parks. With a great proportion of land in the corridor being privately owned, voluntary efforts by individual landholders are a key feature of GER. By managing their properties in a way that is sympathetic to local and migratory fauna and flora, these landholders are a vital link in the conservation chain.
Good farming practices and conservation activities have much in common. Both rely on healthy soils and ecosystems, and both work to limit the threats posed by invasive species and uncontrolled wildfires. Increasingly, landholders are adopting management techniques that enhance both conservation and productivity on their properties.