Avoided Clearing of Native Regrowth Methodology

This recent addition (2015) to the suite of sequestration methodologies aims to award credits to landholders that cease clearing of more mature regrowth. The following basic limitations apply to regrowth used within this methodology:

  • Project areas must have been cleared at least twice;
  • Regrowth within the area must be over 2m in height / 20% crown cover;
  • Regrowth must be allowed to persist for a minimum 25 years.

A nominal “clearing rotation” baseline is established based on the years of growth between the last two clearing events. Any growth (sequestration) that is established beyond this baseline can be claimed as credit units. This methodology is highly suitable for areas that may have been cleared on a relatively short rotation.

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Native Forest from Managed Regrowth Methodology

This methodology aims to award credits to landholders that allow recently cleared regrowth to persist in the landscape for at least 25 years. The following basic limitations apply to regrowth used within this methodology:

  • Project areas must have been cleared at least once for pastoral purposes;
  • Usable regrowth within the area must be lower than 2m in height / 20% crown cover.

Any growth (sequestration) that is established beyond s typically small baseline can be claimed as credit units. This methodology is highly suitable for slower growing areas that may have been cleared over 7 years ago or that are cleared regularly on a high rotation.

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