A haven of life. A refuge for the threatened.
Two-thirds of Highfield is under a conservation covenant protected for all time. It protects one of Australia's rarest habitats: Box Gum Grassy Woodland.
This habitat was once common throughout eastern Australia, but since European settlement, up to 95% has been cleared for grazing and cropping.
These woodlands now occur mostly in isolated fragments on private land on the western New South Wales slopes of the Great Dividing Range. Highfield protects one of those precious fragments of woodland. We have recorded 127 different species of birds on Highfield including the critically endangered Regent Honey-eater and other classic woodland birds such as the Crested Shrike-tit, Brown Tree-Creeper, Hooded Robin, Speckled Warbler and Diamond Fire-Tail.
Wildflowers once common in these woodlands are now returning to the forest floor.
Our conservation efforts are not just restricted to our protected woodland. In our paddocks we’re also working towards making our farming area wildlife friendly by linking conservation areas through corridor plantings, adding paddock trees and fencing off sensitive drainage lines and grasslands.
Staying with us and buying our farm produce helps us to maintain our precious woodland. Thank you!