A review of environmental law in NSW has recommended that farmers could be paid to act as stewards of native vegetation on their land.

The concept has been flagged in a recent biodiversity review, and is favoured by environmentalists as well as landowners, given that it suggests a responsible approach to easing the burden and costs associated with rural environmental management.

The final report is likely to be released in December. More information will become available once the report has been released. from Ausveg