Agriculture
Stewardship

Carbon + Biodiversity & Enhancing Remnant Vegetation Pilots

About

Australian agriculture depends on a biodiverse and well-managed natural resource base. Agricultural land managers are responsible for managing 58% of our landmass.

The Australian Government’s $66.1 million Agriculture Stewardship Package is working to develop market arrangements that reward farmers for protecting and improving biodiversity on farms.

The package includes two pilot programs:

  • Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot – which provides farmers with the opportunity to receive both carbon credits and biodiversity payments for establishing and managing environmental plantings
  • Enhancing Remnant Vegetation Pilot – which provides farmers with the opportunity to receive cash payments for protecting and enhancing the condition of remnant vegetation

Applications to participate in the Carbon + Biodiversity & Enhancing Remnant Vegetation Pilots must be made through this website. The website also contains tools that can be used to plan pilot projects.

The pilots are being administered by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment in collaboration with The Australian National University.

Applicants should read the pilot guidelines before applying to participate. The guidelines and other pilot materials are available from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

Pilot Programs

Enhancing Remnant Vegetation Pilot

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Round 1, applications closed

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Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot

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Round 1, applications closed

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