29 August 2010

BIO-LINKS: Landholder incentives to protect native vegetation

The Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) will contract landholders to manage native vegetation corridors (or ‘bio-links’) on their properties for either 10 or 15 years.

“These long-term agreements will ensure land managers have secure funding and a realistic time-frame to achieve lasting environmental benefits as well as help protect native species from the impacts of climate change,” said Murrumbidgee CMA Chair, Lee O’Brien.

The Climate Change Corridors Project is one of three new projects launched in Wagga Wagga this week by the Murrumbidgee CMA under the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program and Catchment Action NSW, a NSW Government initiative.

For more information contact Virginia Gawler on: (02) 6932 3255 or 0410 211 670 or Email: virginia.gawler@cma.nsw.gov.au

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