Pauline and Barry Oliver now have three carbon projects across two properties. They are protecting and regenerating native forest in NSW, and have taken their learnings to a run-down property purchased more recently in WA.
The Oliver’s know and understand the financial underpinning carbon projects afford their agriculture operations, delivering funding for infrastructure improvements such as fencing, yards, and catching facilities, plus essential equipment purchases. The financial flexibility has allowed the Oliver’s to bring in contractors to complete firebreak grading around the entire perimeter of Kaleno, and has kick-started improvements on their recent WA investment.
The money put in to Kaleno flows on to the local community via suppliers, and as the Oliver’s age, has allowed them to employ locals to do the manual labour they can no longer manage.
Over the course of their projects at Kaleno, the Oliver’s have also seen a reduction in feral goat numbers due to more intensive harvesting, which in turn has improved the health of native woody weeds such as Hop Bush, Turpentine and Budda, and maintenance of good native ground cover.