Project Information

Kaleno Native Forest Protection Project

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.

Key Benefits

Carbon sequestration to mitigate climate change
Regeneration of native forest, plus protection and management of forested areas for 100 years
Supporting the local ecosystem and providing habitat for native wildlife
Business growth
Infrastructure investment including fencing, yards, catching facilities and firebreaks
Improved feral management
Increased groundcover
Investment in the local community
Job creation

UN Sustainable
Development Goals



Avoided Deforestation 1.1 Methodology Determination 2015

Registered ID

Date registered

Sept 2015

Project area

11,894 ha




Cobar, NSW


[2] Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011 Section 27
[3] Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Avoided Deforestation 1.1) Methodology Determination 2015 Section 21
[4] Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011 Section 50
[5] Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011 Subdivision 3