The outcomes of the Plains-wanderer, Snow Gum Woodlands and Grasslands, and Northern Inland Floodplains conservation tenders have been announced today by Environment Minister Matt Kean.
Over 50,000 hectares of important habitat for native species on private land will be protected as a result of these three successful conservation tenders.
The BCT will partner with 25 landholders across the state to help conserve some of the most important habitat providing a future for threatened and endangered native animal and plant species.
Chair of the BCT Board, the Hon. Niall Blair said these three key areas are of the highest conservation values and support a number of threatened species.
“Entering into conservation agreements with the BCT provides another source of income to help landholders increase their resilience to drought and external shocks while benefiting the environment,” said Mr Blair.
Of the 25 successful landholders, ten are from the NSW Riverina where over 21,000 hectares of key Plains-wanderer grasslands habitat between Hay and Lockhart is located.
In the South Eastern Highlands, six landholders will protect 944 hectares of critically endangered Snow Gum Woodlands and Grasslands. And, in the far north of the state, between Bogan and Walgett nine landholders will protect over 27,000 hectares of important ecological flood plain communities.