Strathfieldsaye Estate is located in East Gippsland.
We are dedicated to educating the farming and grazing community in sustainable landscape practices.
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Strathfieldsaye Estate is an intregal part of the Australian Landscape Trust.
Australian Landscape Trust (ALT) was established in the Riverland by The Ian Potter Foundation in 1996. It has its origin in the Potter Farmland Plan – a plan that engaged families in rethinking the use and management of their farms for long-term prosperity.
ALT extends that approach from the scale of individual families and farms to the level of communities and landscapes. It addresses multiple land-uses and land tenures – sharing skills and knowledge across public and private lands, and bringing together production and conservation goals.
The Gippsland project is the legacy of the Disher Family, the last member of which died in 1976 leaving his assets for the dedicated purpose of providing new knowledge for the benefit of the local farming community. The University of Melbourne was the first trustee of the property and ALT is the successor, having assumed this responsibility in 2003.
Strathfieldsaye is now a certified organic property producing prime beef and running an important program in soil biology and conservation. Approximately 2,200 ha in total, around 700 ha is under covenant with Trust For Nature. These covenant areas project endangered plants including Prasophyllum chasmogamum (Yawning leek orchid) and Rulingia prostrata (Dwarf kerrawang), as well as important vegetation communities including the Plains Grasslands and Plains Grassy Woodlands.