CHRL has been successful in receiving funding through the WIRES National Grant Programs 2022 for a project that will support wildlife caring in Coffs Harbour. This project aims to support WIRES Mid North Coast carers to successfully rehabilitate and release rescued wildlife in their care. Our organisations are well aligned in our commitment to ensure healthy wildlife populations and ecosystems in our local area.

There are two components to this project;

  • Plant a series of easily accessible forage gardens for local WIRES Carers to gather suitable browsing foliage/ flowers for animals in their care. These forage gardens could be on public reserves, community gardens, schools or private property as long as they are easily accessible. Please let us know if you have a suitable site for a forage garden.
  • Through our Landcare networks we aim to build a database of soft release sites on suitable private properties for WIRES Carers to release their rescued wildlife.

If you are a private landholder with good quality remnant native vegetation on your property and would be happy for your property to be used as a soft release site for WIRES rescue animals please let us know by filling out the Expression of Interest Form found below or sending an email to or phoning us on 66511308.    

This project received grant funding from WIRES through their annual National Grants Program. For more information go to