The Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from landholders interested in earning annual management payments for conserving native grassland and snow gum woodland on their property. The EOI form must be received by 8th October 2021.
The Snow Gum Woodlands and Grasslands (south) conservation tender focuses on conserving remnant patches of the following critically endangered ecological communities within the Snowy Monaro local government area:
This tender gives eligible landholders the opportunity to set their own price to protect and manage good condition patches of snow gum woodland and grasslands on their land. Bids will be ranked on a best value for money basis. Successful bidders will receive annual payments for implementing an agreed management plan under a conservation agreement which is registered on the title of the property.Eligibility criteriaTo be eligible for this tender, the part of your land that you wish to have considered as a conservation area needs to:
- be located within the tender area (the Snowy Monaro local government area),
- support at least 20ha of the target vegetation communities listed above, and
- be in moderate to good condition (this will be determined by the BCT during a site assessment).
You can look at the interactive tender map to see if your property contains any likely areas where snow gum woodland and / or grassland may occur. Enter your property address into the search bar in the top left-hand corner of the interactive map or use the navigation tools to locate your property. If your property is not included in the indicative distribution map, but you do have a patch of snow gum woodland and / or grassland on your property that is greater than 20 hectares in size, please see the Snow Gum Woodlands and Grasslands (south) landholder guide (see link below) or contact the BCT for further information.
For the Snow Gum Woodlands and Grasslands (south) conservation tender, vegetation is more likely to be in moderate to good condition where it:
- has not been cleared, ploughed, raked or under scrubbed in the last 15 years,
- is not dominated by high threat weeds, such as Serrated tussock or African lovegrass
- has an infrequent or absent history of fertilizer application, and
- has more than 50% of the understory and groundcover made up of native species.
Submit this form via email to [email protected] or call the BCT on 1300 992 688 to lodge your interest. Alternatively, you can post to:
NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust
PO Box 733
Queanbeyan NSW 2620
The EOI form must be received by 8th October 2021.