ST: Environmental Services Payments

Explore payments for environmental services on private land as incentives for contributions to biodiversity.

Why it is important?

Farming is a huge part of the landscape and has the potential to be a major driver for sustainability, productivity and contributions to biodiversity.

Examples of Local Action

  • Investigate carbon sequestration opportunities (from vegetation and soils) to provide possible financial incentives to landholders to plant or manage vegetation.
  • Investigate labelling or certification systems which take into account real costs and benefits.

Contribution to Regional Priority

R-SR 2: Valuing Ecosystem Services
Develop a framework for realistically valuing ecosystem services in order to secure investment in their maintenance.

Local Landscape:

Southern Tablelands

Regional Theme:

Biodiversity, Sustainable Industries


Barron, Johnstone