A landholder’s guide to land protection and conservation options
National Heritage Trust
- Gifts that keep on giving: A landholder's guide to land protection and conservation options (PDF - 268 KB)
About the booklet
Australia is fortunate to have a variety of private land conservation schemes. This booklet has been produced to provide information about schemes that offer permanent protection, and to offer guidance to landholders wanting to understand their options for protecting their privately-owned land for future generations of Australians.
It is intended that this booklet will help you ask the right questions of yourself and others, and will enable you to think clearly about the relevance of the various options available to you and your property.
Each year, millions of hectares of land are irreversibly altered worldwide. Much of that land is privately-owned, which is why today, more than ever, the long-term protection of Australia‚Äôs unique natural areas depends, in part, on the actions of private landholders.
People may wish to protect land for various reasons. Land may contain threatened plants or animals, or be one of the last remaining patches of intact bush in an area. Alternatively, the property may form part of an important wildlife corridor, or act as a buffer to protect a neighbouring National or State Park.