Conservation management guidelines
Disclaimer: The information in these resources is general in nature and intended as a guide only. For information or advice specific to your BCT agreement, contact your local Landholder Support Officer or the BCT hotline: 1300 992 688.
These guidelines provide consistency in identifying fauna species for which artificial hollows are appropriate, outlines specifications for different species, and identifies circumstances where funding of artificial hollows is supported by the BCT.
Template for accredited assessors in guiding regeneration and revegetation.
To provide landholders with a broad understanding of ecological thinning in the context of biodiversity conservation and management.
To assist landholder with conservation fencing, including standards and cost benchmarks.
To ensure that overabundant kangaroos affecting private land conservation agreements can be appropriately managed.
A visual guide to accompany the guidelines above.
Key steps in recovery after a bushfire.
To support landholders undertaking assisted regeneration and revegetation.
To outline recreational and commercial activities permitted within new agreements established under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.
Grazing to support conservation
The BCT has a number of resources to support grazing strategies which maximise biodiversity values.
The guidelines below have been developed for landholders involved in the BCT’s programs to help develop grazing strategies that maintain and enhance biodiversity in native grassland and grassy woodland ecosystems.
The grazing monitoring and protocol document helps landholder monitor and report grazing.
Guidelines to help landholders develop livestock grazing strategies that maintain and enhance biodiversity.
Guidelines to identify land where grazing may be an appropriate conservation management tool and explain the grazing strategies available to conserve and enhance biodiversity in native grassland and grassy woodland ecosystems.
A deck of grazing management 'cards' to assist with measuring healthy condition vegetation and ground cover, identify who's grazing in your paddock, and set up photo monitoring points. Print, cut out and attach together as a handy guide.
Print and cut out this ruler (double-sided) to assist in measuring average sward height of native grasses in your conservation area.
Print and cut out this ruler (double-sided) to assist in measuring average sward height of native grasses specific to the Central West NSW in your conservation area.
Fire as a management tool
Fire is integral to many Australian ecosystems. Native species and ecological communities have evolved with, and in some cases become dependent on, the occurrence of fire to support natural life cycles.
The use of fire as a management tool by Aboriginal people has shaped Australia's landscapes for tens of thousands of years.
The guidelines below have been developed to support fire as a management tool for private land conservation (PLC) agreements. They can also be used to determine whether burning may be an appropriate management action within an agreement area.
This document contains all the information necessary to understand the planning and implementation of fire as a tool to manage biodiversity.
To assist landholders who are looking to establish an agreement with the BCT and understand how this may affect bush fire risk management activities.
To assist existing BCT agreement holders understand fire activities that can be undertaken within an agreement area.
Land management educational videos
Third-party guidelines on conservation and land management
Additional resources to assist landholders with general conservation management issues*.
Animal pest control
Vertebrate Pest Animals - Information for land managers
For more information on animal pest control, we recommend contacting your regional Local Land Services. Their contact details can be found on their website.
Native vegetation management
Florabank Model Code of Practice for community-based collectors and suppliers of native plant seed