Case Study

Lower Lila Native Forest Protection Project

Avoided Deforestation

Around 50km north west of Bourke in NSW, Lower Lila Station sits near the edge of the Warrego River. Heather Cameron has run a Merino sheep enterprise on the property for nearly 30 years, and recently started working with GreenCollar on an Avoided Deforestation project.

Heather now actively manages over 3,000ha of native forest and bushlands alongside her merino operation. The native vegetation includes Mulga, Coolibah, Bimble Box, Turpentine, Hopbush and Punty Bush and Heather reports seeing a lot more Geckos, Dunnarts, Bustards and Quails.

Heather plans to invest the additional revenue generated by the project back into both the property and the local economy, by upgrading infrastructure. She also envisages, creating local jobs to work on improvements and help with future mustering efforts.

With more income, Heather will also be able to improve fencing and waterpoints to spread grazing pressure and control feral animals. So while the forest continues to provide a home for native wildlife, it also promotes a heathier landscape across the board.

 

Key Benefits

Sequesters carbon to mitigate climate change
Retaining native habitat
Delivers important ecosystem services
Investment in the local community and potential job creation

UN Sustainable
Development Goals

Statistics

Methodology

Avoided Deforestation 1.1 Methodology (2015)

Registered ID

Date registered

December 2019

Project area

3,028 ha

Permanence

100 years

Location

Bourke, New South Wales