Frustrated with the inability to define the real value of natural habitats and faced with constantly changing environmental legislation, founder Liz Alexander and farmer Graham Volck looked for ways to move beyond the minimum standards for habitat preservation and reengage farmers with the wider community to share real stories of change.
Liz felt that technology could overcome many of the historic barriers to better practice, such as onerous record keeping and access to relevant scientific knowledge, and the Australian community would welcome being involved.
The result is Value Farm Habitat.
Value Farm Habitat is an un-incorporated group led by industry members and farmers who are passionate about their environment—with some expert help. We are grateful to natural resource management organisation Fitzroy Basin Association, who are providing us with a governance structure to hold and manage our pilot project funds.