More ways to benefit from private land conservation
Conservation Management Program offers opens on 16 May 2018
On 16 May 2018, the BCT commenced Fixed Rate Offers under its Conservation Management Program.
The BCT is now offering fixed price conservation management payments ($/ha/year) for landholders in priority investment areas who are willing to manage part of their land for conservation under a voluntary agreement.
Conservation Partners Program
The BCT has also commenced its Conservation Partners Program.
This program is for landholders wishing to enter into either a Wildlife Refuge Agreement or an in-perpetuity Conservation Agreement to protect and manage biodiversity on their land.
It is available for landholders who are not seeking or are ineligible for conservation management payments. Eligible properties will be offered in-perpetuity Conservation Agreements or Wildlife Refuge Agreements at no cost to the landholder.
Conservation Partners Grants
Conservation Partners Grants are now available on an ongoing basis. All existing BCT agreement holders that do not receive annual conservation management payments are eligible to apply for grants.
Grants can assist landholders to maintain the ecological values of their properties. For example, a landholder may need funding to manage a weed outbreak or repair a fence to exclude stock.
The grants are also available to those participating in the Community Environment Network’s (CEN) Land for Wildlife or Humane Society International’s (HSI) Wildlife Land Trust programs.