11 Jul 2019
Kickstarting action carbon, culture, ecology and economies in Cape York
Kickstarting action carbon, culture, ecology, and economies in Cape York was a pilot project funded by the Queensland Government's Land Restoration Fund. The project, based in the Normanby River catchment, investigated opportunities for a carbon farming project that included co-benefits.
The Normanby basin contains a considerable number of cultural and biodiversity assets that would benefit from a regionally coordinated approach to fire management. Regional management plans identify the need for a catchment-wide coordinated approach to fire management with an aim to reduce late season wildfire and reduce the impact on Country.
Summary of the activities undertaken:
- Hosting of a regional fire forum.
- Training Rangers in fire management.
- Documentation of cultural values associated with fire management.
- Exploring options for co-benefits verification.
- Training Rangers in carbon assessment techniques in coastal littoral rainforest regions.
- Identify threats and develop recommendations for the management of coastal littoral rainforest and associated communities.
- Development of a sub-regional fire plan for Normanby basin.
- Development of a feasibility report for an aggregated carbon with co-benefits project for the Normanby basin.