Approved Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) Project in north Queensland
The Native Conifers Carbon Sink Project 01 is an approved CFI project, able to generate Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs). This Pilot Project was established at Ravenshoe near Windy Hill in 2013. Clean Energy Regulator link:
An Information Memorandum (IM) is being developed to raise $30M by 2018 and expand the project to other properties on the southern Atherton Tablelands in north Queensland, Australia.
Native Conifers: Gondwanan Species
We reckon up to 200 million years of evolutionary adaptation is a fair track record of performance.
Growing tropical native conifers can address climate change, provide an alternative income stream for landowners, reduce soil erosion and nutrient run-off to the Great Barrier Reef, and encourage rainforest understory.
The chosen species of NCCS have proven cyclone resilience and can produce more carbon per hectare than any other tropical species in Australia. To top it off they also produce fine timber.
Native Conifer Species
Planted in 2013
Araucaria cunninghamii - Hoop Pine, Agathis robusta - Queensland Kauri Pine, Araucaria bidwillii - Bunya Pine
Agathis atropupurea - Blue Kauri, Agathis microstachya - Atherton (Bull) Kauri, Prumnopitys ladeyi - Mount Spurgeon Black Pine, Sundacarpus amara - Black Pine, Podocarpus dispermus - Plum Pine