Project Information

Trafalgar Native Forest Protection Project

Avoided Deforestation

Over five years into his native forest protection project, David Turnbull says the improvements in the landscape have been profound – not just in the project area, but across the whole property.

With a noticeable difference in groundcover, David says the ability of the vegetation to recover after dry spells is significantly better then he’s ever seen. The additional income has given him the financial freedom to reduce stocking and hand-feed where necessary, reducing the grazing pressure when it matters, particularly in dry spells.

From a business perspective, David has been able to pay off debt more quickly to improve business resilience, and focus on investment in station upgrades instead.

As a result, Trafalgar now benefits from better infrastructure – including firebreaks across the region, which have only been possible because of the carbon money.

Key Benefits

Carbon sequestration to mitigate climate change
Protection and management of native forest for 25 years
Supporting the local ecosystem, protecting habitat for native flora and fauna
Improved landscape and drought resilience
Reduced grazing pressure
Financial security and improved business resilience
Investment in infrastructure upgrades and firebreaks

UN Sustainable
Development Goals



Avoided Deforestation 1.1 Methodology Determination 2015

Registered ID

Date registered

March 2015

Project area

4,185 ha


25 years


Bourke, NSW


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