Water Catchment Carbon Project

This project in South Australia involves approximately 500 hectares of local native biodiverse revegetation around four reservoirs managed by SA Water. 

Plantings in and around the reservoir catchments are not only sequestering thousands of tonnes of carbon (with over 15,000 credits issued so far), but are also improving soil structure and slope stability, and thereby providing benefits for water quality. These areas also function as important biodiversity islands in the highly fragmented Mount Lofty Ranges and Adelaide Hills landscape.

Canopy (then trading as Biodiverse Carbon) registered this environmental planting methodology project on behalf of SA Water, and took it through its first report and audit. The project proponent has now been transferred to SA Water.

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