Trust for Nature
The Cardinia Trust for Nature Covenant Owners Group is an informal group that is a member of the CEC. Members of this group have covenanted their properties to permanently protect and enhance existing, quality remnant vegetation on their property with support from Trust for Nature.
Trust for Nature developed its conservation covenant program so landowners could permanently protect remnant native vegetation on their own properties.
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. The agreement is voluntary and negotiated between Trust for Nature and each individual landowner.
Trust for Nature's covenanting program falls under the Victorian Conservation Trust Act 1972.
Each conservation covenant is considered by Trust for Nature's Board of Trustees before being sent to the Victorian Environment Minister for approval.
Trust for Nature registered its first conservation covenant in 1986. Trust for Nature now has more than 1,300 conservation covenants, protecting more than 59,000 hectares across Victoria.
For more information on Trust for Nature's conservation covenant program see their website: Trust for Nature