Protecting and enhancing
The Native Vegetation Council encourages landowners to conserve or re-establish native vegetation. For more information on protecting and improving native vegetation in South Australia, see the Native Vegetation Council brochure, Getting the Balance Right.
What you can do
There is support and funding options available to people interested in preserving, improving or growing native vegetation.
Read on to find out which program or activity might suit you.
Heritage Agreements ensure ongoing protection of native vegetation, even if you sell the land in future. You will join a network of over 2,800 properties covering 1 million hectares in South Australia.
Turn your native vegetation into income
If you can protect and manage an area of native vegetation on your land, you may be able to generate SEB credits that can be sold to a company or person to offset a clearance activity. Find out more.
Significant Environmental Benefit Grants
Apply for a Significant Environmental Benefit Grant to fund on-ground native vegetation restoration works. To be eligible for funding, projects should aim to achieve targets of regional or state-wide significance.
Revegetation is generally not protected by the Native Vegetation Act 1991 and can be cleared without seeking approval, however, there are a number of ways you can give it the same level of protection as any other area of native vegetation. For example, you can have it noted on Title as native vegetation, or if it’s an appropriate standard, place it under a Heritage Agreement. Contact the Native Vegetation Branch for further information.