With growing demands on, and from within, the primary industries sector to implement sustainable production processes and land management techniques, the NSW Government has responded to calls to reverse environmental decline with a number of voluntary programs running under the NSW Natural Capital Program.
The BCT is opening a new conservation tender in 2022 to fund eligible landholders in the Darling Baaka Riverine Corridor in western NSW.
The BCT has reached a deal with Bush Heritage Australia and South Endeavour Trust to permanently protect 31,266 hectares of private land at Naree and Yantabulla Station. This forms one of the largest areas of private land protected under a BCT agreement to date.
In a world-leading public private arrangement, the BCT has entered a co-investment partnership with telecommunications giant Telstra to accelerate conservation on private land and create high-integrity carbon credits.
The BCT is launching a new conservation tender in 2022, which will focus on koala habitat in the Northern Inland region. The tender will be funded through support from the new NSW Koala Strategy.
It's not just the Southern Highlands' important koala population that is thrilled about the recent signed conservation agreement for a unique property near Mittagong. The BCT, and the five families of land owners, are also thrilled for their history and their future.