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Landholders interested in providing land to generate biodiversity credits

If you are a landholder, company or Council you may wish to consider providing your land to generate biodiversity credits. To do this, a landholder needs to enter into a Biodiversity Stewardship Agreement, which is a voluntary Agreement between the Minister for the Environment and a landholder to permanently protect and manage an area of land to improve its biodiversity values. A Stewardship Site will generate biodiversity credits which represent the expected improvement in biodiversity that will result from the protection and management of the site. A landholder can sell the biodiversity credits to developers or to the BCT and the landholder will receive payments in return for doing management actions on the property.

For more information on exploring how to apply for a Biodiversity Stewardship Agreement, please complete the enquiry form.