As a landholder, you can offer your land to host carbon and environmental offset projects. As well as receiving money for the use of the land and its ongoing offset management, you can access expert technical support - meaning you can protect and enrich your land as you help keep Queensland beautiful.
To be considered as a potential offset provider your property should contain remnant or regrowth native vegetation, or have areas that are suitable for establishing ecosystems and habitat for threatened species. If you are a landholder and want to know whether your property is suitable to host an offset project, contact us today. We'd love to hear from you.
What is an environmental offset?
When developments like mines and infrastructure projects take place, habitats and vegetation can be lost. In 2008 the Queensland Government made it compulsory for some developers to create environmental offsets -– which means protecting land to counterbalance losses, and includes actions like revegetation, management of remnant or regrowth vegetation, and weed, pest animal and fire management. To make sure environmental offsets have real, long-term benefits, they must be secured on the property title to ensure they are protected from future developments and clearing. And here at Ecofund, we’re making sure the environmental offsets we create are in areas that expand and buffer existing protected areas, or enhance biodiversity corridors.
Find out more about environmental offsets and your land.
What is a carbon offset?
Carbon offsets are a practical way for people or businesses to balance the impact of greenhouse gas emissions that they cause. Put simply, carbon offsetting means reducing greenhouse gas emissions in one place in order to balance the emissions in another. Carbon offsets are measured in metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent (CO2-e), and are generated through projects such as renewable energy creation (e.g. solar or wind power) and reforestation. All carbon offset projects in Queensland work on reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, helping to mitigate the impact of climate change and protect our fantastic lifestyle.
Find out more about carbon offsets to create habitat on your land.