The Co-op was formed 50 years ago to enable its 32 shareholders to live in the natural environment, whilst making every effort to minimise our impact and to protect and enhance the natural environment.
Much environmental progress was achieved in the first 40 years, including the removal of 2000 pine trees and swathes of Bonseed.
The principles of ecological management developed significantly over that time, and in 2012 we engaged an expert ecologist to assess the state of the flora on our property and to make recommendations for a strategy to best protect and enhance the biodiversity. We were particularly interested in a strategy that took our resources and capabilities into account.
This video presentation outlines the approach we took and the outcomes after 10 years.