Hot, late season fires in the dry season are responsible for 3-4% of Australia’s total Greenhouse gas emissions.

Carbon credits are created by lowering Greenhouse gases. Late dry season savanna fires from 1 August to 31 December produce more Greenhouse gases than earlier dry season fires. This can be managed by undertaking dry season burns earlier in the season when the burns are cooler.

Boosting station income with carbon farming

Do I qualify?

Does your property receive over 600mm rainfall a year?

Can you undertake early dry season fire burns before 1 August each year?

What’s in it for me?

A significant additional income stream.

Diversify station income.

Earn carbon credits from late season fire management whilst running cattle at the same time.

Who buys the carbon credits?

The Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) are purchased by the Australian Government as part of the Direct Action Policy. Previously, they were purchased by liable entities under the carbon tax.

Who else is participating?

At the moment Country Carbon is working with over 30 cattle stations in Northern Australia and boosting their farm incomes through carbon farming including several that have already generated significant income.

How do I create carbon credits?

Hot, late season fires in the dry season are responsible for 3-4% of Australia’s total Greenhouse gas emissions.

Carbon credits are created by lowering Greenhouse gases. Late dry season savanna fires from 1 August to 31 December produce more Greenhouse gases than earlier dry season fires. This can be managed by undertaking dry season burns earlier in the season when the burns are cooler.

What if I am burned out for the season?

There is no need to pay back any money earned. However, it will impact on future seasons until the balance is positive again and there are credits to sell.

Won’t it remove productive grazing land?

No. This is emissions avoidance and your cattle can graze as per normal with fire management being part of your overall productive cattle enterprise.