Revitalising Private Conservation

The Revitalising Private Conservation in South Australia Program is expanding the number, extent and quality of protected areas of native vegetation on private land in South Australia.

Ned, Stan and Lizzie Schofield in their native vegetation on their Paris Creek beef farm

This multi-million-dollar initiative of the South Australian Government is funded by the Department for Environment and Water and is delivered by Nature Foundation in partnership with Conservation SA, Livestock SA, Trees For Life, and Nature Conservation Society of South Australia.

Linking Landscapes grant round - Now Open!

We are looking for innovative, collaborative and multi-property outcomes in this grant opportunity. Co-ordinated action, in partnership with others. With a focus on climate adaptation outcomes, value for money and linking vegetation.

Closing 19 April.

Applying for a Linking Landscapes grant

We encourage you to read the guidelines before you begin your application – they will guide you as to whether you are eligible to apply. You can apply online.

Please also have the following documents ready to submit with your application:

Successful recipients for 2020/21 Revitalising Private Conservation in South Australia Grant, round 1

We are pleased to announce the 70 successful recipients for the 2020/21 Revitalising Private Conservation in South Australia Grant, round 1. All funded works will be carried out on Heritage Agreement sites, across South Australia.

You can see the full list of Round 1 - Revitalising Private Conservation in SA Grant recipients and read about their projects here. Keep an eye on our Facebook page (Revitalising Private Conservation South Australia), where we’ll keep you updated on project progress.

Revitalising Private Conservation in SA Program

The program provides existing and aspiring Heritage Agreement owners with:

Established and funded by the South Australian Government, the program brings together an outstanding partnership of South Australia’s leading environmental and agricultural producer organisations, including Conservation SA, Livestock SA, Nature Conservation Society of South Australia, and Trees For Life. The program is led by Nature Foundation as the principal delivery partner working closely with the Department for Environment and Water.

Access to Advice

Our Outreach Officers can help you with your enquiries, whether it’s regarding protecting bush areas or managing Heritage Agreement sites.  We are always happy to talk over the phone and we are able to come and meet you at your Heritage Agreement area if that suits you.  We can also help you connect with other Heritage Agreement owners and relevant land management organisations.

Grant Funding

The Program offers funding to current and aspiring Heritage Agreement landowners through the following grant rounds:

Heritage Agreements

Established in South Australia in 1980, the Heritage Agreement program includes more than 1600 primary producer and conservation landholders, protecting an amazing diversity of landscapes and native plants and animals exceeding 1.5 million hectares on private land.  Heritage Agreements are initiated by the land manager to protect remnant vegetation in perpetuity.

Heritage Agreements can form part of an important wildlife corridor, provide an extension to national and conservation parks, or help establish private sanctuaries.

All landscapes are welcomed for Heritage Agreements, including grasslands, a chenopod scrubland, open forests and mallee to name a few. You too can be a part of the growing community and leave your legacy for future generations.  Visit the Department for Environment and Water website more information regarding applying for a Heritage Agreement.

Contact the Team

Any questions or need assistance with your grant application? Please contact the Revitalising Private Conservation in South Australia team:

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0436 431 660

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