The South West of WA has been chosen as one of only six regions to take part in a $23.5 million Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot, encouraging farmers to carry out mixed-species tree planting projects for both climate and ecosystem benefits.
The Pilot is for biodiverse plantings between 5 and 200 hectares and is being developed by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment and the Australian National University.
In recognition of consumer demand for sustainable product, the Pilot will also include an associated certification scheme. The project compliments much work already being done in Natural Capital Accounting, that seeks to quantify the productivity benefits to landholders from increased biodiversity on farm.
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Interested? The South West Catchments Council (SWCC) are calling for expressions of interest from farmers with between 5 and 200 hectares available for planting.
Contact SWCC on 08 9724 2400 or email [email protected].