BCT partners with Landcare NSW to fund $1.34 million to local Landcare conservation projects

In a new partnership with Landcare NSW, the BCT is providing $1.34 million over 2 years to fund a series of local projects and activities which will support conservation on private land.

Key objectives of the project are to:

  • foster understanding and build capacity so the BCT and local Landcare groups can continue to complement each other's knowledge and skills and work together
  • strengthen biodiversity conservation knowledge with landholders through communication and education initiatives delivered through grant funding to eligible groups wanting to participate
  • increase participation of landholders in private land conservation.

Landcare groups can elect to participate in this partnership. From July 2020, the BCT will hold planning workshops for interested Landcare groups which will assist to build an understanding of the BCT's programs. Grant funding will also be made available to eligible groups for the delivery of specific activities.

Examples of these activities may include:

  1. Events, workshops and field days to raise awareness of, and support landholders in biodiversity conservation.
  2. Activities to champion and support existing private land conservation agreement holders.

This funding will build on the already strong history of private land conservation in NSW as well as the important work of Regional Landcare Coordinators and local Landcare groups.

More information about the project will be available on our website in June 2020.

View the media release issued by Matt Kean, Minister for Energy and Environment.