Another interesting land care opportunity brought to our attention by Alan Gold.

Dear Landcarers
Please find attached an information flyer about  Nature Conservation Trust’s  current covenant program, some information about Trust Agreements (conservation covenants) and an application form (Expression of Interest form).  For more information contact: Georgia Beyer Project Manager Ph (02) 6620 3633 M 0448 801 843 www.nct.org.au

Please pass this on to your networks in the Border Ranges Area

The Great Eastern Ranges – Border Ranges Covenant Program
Protecting natural corridors to help native ecosystems cope with climate change.
The Nature Conservation Trust of New South Wales (NCT), a non-profit organisation promoting nature
conservation on private land in NSW, is calling on property owners in the Border Ranges region, extending
south to Nightcap Range and west to the Tooloom Range, to apply to the Border Ranges Covenant
Program which aims to improve landscape connectivity as a part of the Great Eastern Ranges initiative.
The Border Ranges Covenant Program, developed in conjunction with the Great Eastern Ranges
initiative and the Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC), is seeking expressions of interest
from landholders in the Border Ranges area who are interested in protecting areas of natural vegetation on
their property through a conservation covenant.
A conservation covenant is an agreement between a
landholder and the NCT to protect the environmental integrity
and biodiversity of a natural area on private land. The
covenant is registered on the property’s title to ensure
protection in perpetuity and also allows the registered
landholder access to the NCT’s Stewardship Program, a
network that provides support to the landowner to manage
the conservation values of the property into the future.

An assessment of conservation values will be used to select suitable properties, as a maximum of eight
conservation covenants are available through the program.
Successful landholders will be eligible for financial support through the program to assist in the management
of the conservation area. Previous applicants need not re-apply, all applications will be re-assessed in this
program.

This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through DECC and the Environmental
Trust.

“A conservation covenant gives a landholder the satisfaction that the bush land on their property that
they love,is protected long into the future. Landholders that apply a covenant to their property are
helping increase the area of native habitats that are protected, and are also assisting native plant and
animal species in this important ecological corridor to cope with the eects of climate change.”
Georgia Beyer, Project Manager
Expressions of interest from landholders for the Border Ranges
Covenant Program close on Friday 12 December, 2008.
For further information or to make an application to the Border
Ranges Covenant Program, contact:
Georgia Beyer
Project Manager
(02) 6620 3633
[email protected]

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