The development of Stewardship agreements with landowners involves legal procedures, and significant commitment from the landowner and provincial conservation agency. Therefore, it is important to focus these efforts onto the most important biodiversity areas in the province, thereby contributing to meeting the national and provincial targets.

It is important to be aware that Stewardship agreements are relevant for any land or tenure type, including:

• Communal
• Private (agriculture, game farms, etc)
• State / municipal
• Forestry land
• Corporate

The procedure in implementing Biodiversity Stewardship involves 5 simple steps which must be followed: