Heritage agreement sites
The Native Vegetation Council (NVC) Heritage Agreement Scheme is a program that encourages landowners to conserve and maintain the biodiversity of native vegetation on their properties.
The Barossa Council has two sites under the Heritage Agreement Scheme:
Altona CSR Landcare Reserve
In 2005 the Altona CSR Landcare Reserve was nominated for Heritage listing. Volunteers from the Williamstown and Lyndoch Landcare Group have spent over 20 years working hard to manage the site for conservation. The site contains several walking trails to explore the Reserve.
Tanunda Native Pine Woodland
The Native Vegetation Council (NVC) granted this Council Reserve Heritage listing in 1999. This site comprises 40-50 native species of which eight have a conservation rating for the region. At present, Trees for Life (Bush for Life) volunteer teams manage the site and this is supported by Council. Furthermore, the Tanunda Woodlands Volunteer Group manages The Tanunda Urban Forest Project buffers the core Native Pine woodland and enables the local schools and wider community to view the landscape through a climate lens, thereby promoting the local cooling effect of greenspace and woody vegetation.