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Third round of grants for native vegetation conservation

Landholders across South Australia can now access $350,000 of grants to protect and restore native vegetation under the third round of the $3 million Revitalising Private Conservation in South Australia program.

Third round of grants for native vegetation conservation
Colin, Bev, Ali and Andrew Wilson on their Kangaroo Island property which is protected under a Heritage Agreement.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for landholders under Native Vegetation Heritage Agreements to undertake vital conservation work that supports biodiversity outcomes and help control pest plant and animal species.

Manager Native Vegetation Sarah Reachill said the grants program allows the state government, in association with five leading nature conservation not-for profit organisations, to work in partnership with private landholders to conserve native vegetation and deliver practical outcomes for the environment.

“Since 1980 landholders have established more than 1,600 Heritage Agreements in South Australia, which ensures the long-term protection of 1.8 million hectares of the state’s diverse native vegetation,” Sarah said.

“Improving native vegetation on private land protects and enhances biodiversity and improves landscape sustainability.”

The Revitalising Private Conservation in South Australia program brings together a partnership of South Australia’s leading environmental and agricultural producer organisations, including Nature Foundation, Livestock SA, Conservation SA, Nature Conservation Society of South Australia, and Trees For Life.

The program is led by the Nature Foundation as the principal delivery partner working closely with the Department for Environment and Water which funds the program.

Current and prospective Heritage Agreement landholders can learn more at www.revitalisingconservationsa.org.au, and also find the full list of successful Round 1 grant recipients.