According to Vanessa and Dudley Reschke there are three words that describe the outcomes of their carbon project – sustainability, security and diversity.
They credit their human induced regeneration project with the long-term sustainability of their agriculture enterprise. Thanks to the environmental outcomes of the project they are confident that the country will be productive well into the future because it’s now better able to endure the seasons.
Coming into Summer, the Reschkes are now able to be proactive in rotating their stock and making sure they don’t impact ground cover. The ongoing project management has also helped them become more conscious of the fuel load and, thanks to improved fencing, there are significantly fewer ferals now adding grazing pressure across the property.
The diversified income has enabled the Reschkes to pay off their mortgage and implement structural changes that have improved infrastructure and resilience of their sheep operation, providing long-term security for the family.
What’s more, the increased income has allowed the Reschkes to give back to their local community, creating local jobs to help with the ongoing management of the project.
Human-Induced Regeneration of a Permanent Even-Aged Native Forest – 1.1 Methodology Determination 2013