The Forest Conservation Fund (FCF) was established as part of the 2005 Tasmanian Community Forest Agreement
between the Tasmanian Government and the Australian Government.
The FCF provided financial incentives to private landowners to protect old growth and under-reserved forest communities on private land within Tasmania through the establishment of Conservation Covenants. The program ran from mid 2006 until mid 2009.
The Tasmanian Government continues to provide
monitoring and stewardship
services to those landowners with covenanted land.
Outcomes of the FCF included:
- 140 Conservation Covenants over some 27,954 ha of forest - including 10,700 ha of old growth forest and 99 ha protecting karst values;
- A significant contribution to national Comprehensive, Adequate and Representative (CAR) targets.