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Earn biodiversity cash payments and carbon credits from new biodiverse native plantings


18 May 2021

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Farmers in Tasmania’s northern NRM region have a new opportunity to earn biodiversity cash payments and carbon credits from new biodiverse native plantings under the first pilot of the Australian Government’s Ag Stewardship Program. This could be in addition to stock and crop shelter benefits or streambank stabilisation.

This Carbon + Biodiversity pilot is the first step in developing a national system of paying farmers for environmental services. Under this pilot, farmers developing native forest carbon offset projects under the Emissions Reduction Fund will receive additional cash payments, making it a better option for farmers.

Applications for this pilot are due on 11 June.

Further information and details on how to participate in the pilot are now live on NRM North’s website.

NRM North is hosting two online seminars on this pilot on Friday 21 May at 8am and 12pm, via Zoom. This will give farmers and advisors an opportunity to hear more about the details and requirements of the pilot, and some guidance on applications.

The links to these online sessions are:

08:00 am Friday 21 May - CLICK HERE for link

12:00 pm Friday 21 May - CLICK HERE for link

For more information about this pilot please email agstewardship@awe.gov.au or phone 1800 329 055