Forest Conservation Fund

The Forest Conservation Fund (FCF) was established as part of the 2005 Tasmanian Community Forest Agreement between the Tasmanian Government and the Australian Government.

The FCF provided financial incentives to private landowners to protect old growth and under-reserved forest communities on private land within Tasmania through the establishment of Conservation Covenants. The program ran from mid 2006 until mid 2009.

The Tasmanian Government continues to provide monitoring and stewardship services to those landowners with covenanted land.

Outcomes

Outcomes of the FCF included:
  • 140 Conservation Covenants over some 27,954 ha of forest - including 10,700 ha of old growth forest and 99 ha protecting karst values;
  • A significant contribution to national Comprehensive, Adequate and Representative (CAR) targets.

Contact

Private Land Conservation Enquiries
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 1300 368 550
Email: PrivateLandConservation.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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