REGENERATION PROJECTS EXPLAINED

 Regeneration carbon farming projects involve managing your land in a way that enables native vegetation to regenerate into forest, for example by modifying grazing systems. The regenerating trees capture carbon in the landscape; this produces carbon credits which can be traded. 

PROJECT ASSESSMENT & REGISTRATION

PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

PROJECT QUALITY ASSURANCE AND REPORTING

CARBON FARMING REVENUE

 

BENEFITS

REGENERATION PROJECTS IN PRACTICE

Regenerating native forest across Australia

Project Area: 

70,000 Ha 

 
Forecast carbon abatement: 

Approximately 400,000 carbon credits between 2016 – 2025 

 
Carbon farming activities: 

The project aims to promote the regeneration of native forest across two properties in Western NSW and Queensland. Before the project’s commencement, high grazing pressure caused the depletion of the pastures, causing livestock to graze areas of the native forest instead, suppressing the vegetation and causing erosion. 

 

More sustainable farming practices were adopted to improve the quality of the land and allow regeneration. These include better management of the timing and extent of grazing of livestock, fence upgrades, the installation of water infrastructure, and the humane management of feral goats. These measures have allowed the implementation of a holistic planned grazing regime over the properties that make up the project; spreading existing grazing pressure more evenly and reducing pressure on the areas of native regeneration. 

 

Based on the current average price of carbon credits, this project will generate around $5 million in carbon farming revenue over 10 years. 

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