Western Yalanji Head Ranger David Williams carrying out cultural burns as part of the 'savanna burning' project on Palmerville Station.


Palmerville Station in collaboration with the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation is involved in a Savanna Burning Carbon Project.

Cold fires early in the year allow for the reduction in carbon emissions and the sequestration of carbon into soil. To learn more about Savanna Burning, please click the below link.

Aboriginal Carbon Foundation - Savanna Burning

The Western Yalanji Rangers carry out cultural burning on Palmerville Station, providing employment and training for the traditional owners on country. This collaboration earns the carbon project and the Australian Carbon Credit Units a 'social co-benefits' rating. To learn more about 'social co-benefits' and carbon farming through Savanna Burning, please visit:

Cultural Fire Credits (Australian Carbon Credit Units)



Savanna burning is about reducing emissions from fire. Savanna fires release methane and nitrous oxide into the air, which are strong greenhouse gases. By burning in the early dry season when fires are cooler and patchy, and burning less country, there will be fewer emissions of these gases and an environmental benefit.

Reducing fire emissions is a lot about applying traditional patchwork burning.

Savanna burning is an emissions reduction project, not a carbon storage project like tree planting. It is an approved methodology already in practice, in several places across Northern Australia.

Additional information below and in our Savannah Burning Explained document.


The Trading Platform of the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation




Aboriginal Carbon Foundation and Catalyst Markets have created a calculator so you can calculate your carbon footprint and also purchase cultural and social co-benefits Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCU's).

Catalyst Markets

Catalyst Markets is the first Indigenous trading platform, developed and operated by the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation

Catalyst Markets was developed to encourage and enable investment in Indigenous carbon farming and cultural fire, including both sharing of knowledge and implementation. This has far-reaching core benefits for Indigenous communities, their Country, and the environment as a whole.






Aboriginal Carbon Foundation - Self-determining Community Development

This exciting and deeply emotional documentary looks at empowerment and self determining community with Aboriginal Carbon Foundation. ABCF facilitates self-determination and sovereignty outcomes. We are excited to share a short video of the trialling of our new self-determining #communitydevelopment process that honours and leverages the strengths of #firstnations people and Country in delivering community development aspirations.

Held at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, AbCF brought together a small gathering of #firstnations people from Australia and Aotearoa, including representatives from the Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity (AFSE).

Following our ‘classroom’ sessions, Western Yalanji Traditional Owners hosted the group on their beautiful Country, KuKu Yalanji country at Palmerville Station, where friendships were strengthened, and Indigenous relationality was celebrated.

This is what self-determining community development looks like to us. The right people, determining the right aspirations, drawing on the right skills, resources, and strategies. Reach out to us if you would like to know more about this new self-determining community development process that has only been 65,000 years in the making.