Land managers across Cape York Peninsula are undertaking offsets projects in accordance with the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Emissions Abatement through Savanna Fire Management) Methodology Determination 2015. A region-wide base map will be an efficient contribution to the process, allowing properties to ‘cookie-cut’ their property out of a single map to determine their eligibility, conduct verification processes and consequently calculate the amount of carbon abatement achieved through their fire programs.
Consultants Firescape Science will produce map products that enable property managers to assess their eligibility and the potential economic returns for engaging in the Carbon Farming Initiative. The base map will cover the entire eligible area north of the 600mm rainfall isohyet. This map will be available for on Cape York NRM’s website.

Commence date:
29 May 2015
Participating partners:
Cape York NRM Zone:
Zone 3, Zone 4 (Southern Cape)
NRM Topic: