Regional priorities for carbon farming activities have been identified by considering the co-benefits of these activities for the Catchment’s natural resources and the potential risks.
Carbon farming activities included in the assessment are those that aim to capture carbon in vegetation.
Approved methods under the Australian Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund and natural resource management principles have been used to guide the assessment of priority landscapes for carbon farming (see table below) and maps indicating priority areas for Environmental plantings, Natural regeneration, Conventional non-environmental plantings and Mallee plantings).
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority encourages carbon farming project proponents to apply these methods and natural resource management principles to projects under any carbon sequestration market, including voluntary markets.
Table: Natural resource management principles considered in assessing priority areas for carbon farming in the Goulburn Broken Catchment