Voluntary Conservation

Landholders wishing to protect biodiversity on their land can enter a Wildlife Refuge Agreement or an in-perpetuity Conservation Agreement under the BCT's Conservation Partners Program.

 

Wildlife Refuge Agreements

Wildlife Refuge Agreements are an entry-level option for landholders who wish to protect the biodiversity on their property but do not wish to enter into a permanent agreement. This can be a good option for landholders wanting to explore how they can become involved in conservation.

These agreements are for an area of a minimum of 10 hectares, however slightly smaller properties may be considered by the BCT if they contain very high conservation values or meet other strategic objectives of the Trust.

Benefits for landholders

Participating landholders are supported by a Landholder Technical Support Package and can apply for grant funding from the BCT’s Conservation Partners Grants to help maintain the ecological values of the property.

For more information and to apply for a Wildlife Refuge Agreement click here

 

In-perpetuity Conservation Agreements

In-perpetuity Conservation Agreement under the BCT's Conservation Partners Program are available for landholders who wish to protect the biodiversity on their property but are not seeking or are ineligible for conservation management payments under the BCT’s Conservation Management Program. This option may suit you if you have areas on your land that are of high conservation value and you wish to ensure those values are protected into the future.

These agreements are registered on the land title and are binding on subsequent landholders. 

Properties eligible for a Conservation Agreement should have a minimum 20 hectares proposed to be managed for biodiversity, however smaller properties may be considered by the BCT if they contain very high conservation values or meet other strategic objectives of the Trust.

Benefits for landholders

Participating landholders are supported by a Landholder Technical Support Package and can apply for grant funding from the BCT’s Conservation Partners Grants to help maintain the ecological values of the property.

For more information and to apply for a Conservation Agreement click here