A Woodside Energy revegetation proposal has been invited to Stage 3 of the Western Australian government’s Carbon for Conservation market-led proposal process.
The Woodside proposal involves planting native species in specified areas within the Gnangara-Moore River State Forest and Karda Block in the midwest of Western Australia.
Under the proposal, planting would include native species appropriate for Barnaby’s Black Cockatoo, with the expectation this will bring biodiversity and carbon sequestration benefits.
Woodside Executive Vice President New Energy Shaun Gregory said the company was pleased to have the opportunity to work closely with the WA government on this project.
“Woodside appreciates the opportunity to work with the state government on the potential revegetation of up to approximately 5,700 hectares.
“As part of the next phase, we intend to explore the conservation outcomes as well as opportunities for Traditional Owners and local communities,” said Gregory.
Woodside established a carbon business in 2018 and has planted approximately 10,000 hectares of diverse mixed native species on properties in rural Western Australia.
One of the key principles guiding the development of its carbon business includes pursuing interests in land that is not considered highly productive for the area it is located within.
This proposed project builds on Woodside’s release earlier this year of its new Environment and Biodiversity Policy, highlighting Woodside’s increased focus on environmental and biodiversity management and outcomes moving forward.