Trust for Nature developed the conservation covenant program so that landowners could permanently protect native vegetation, including habitat for plants and wildlife, on their own properties. Our covenanting program is established under the Victorian Conservation Trust Act 1972.
A conservation covenant is a permanent, legally-binding agreement placed on a property's title to ensure native vegetation on the property is protected forever. This agreement is voluntary and negotiated between Trust for Nature and each individual landowner.
Watch this video to meet people who have protected their land with conservation covenants. You can also read about landholders’ experiences.
Some regional and rural councils in Victoria offer a rate rebate or concession to covenantors find out more