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  • Are people willing to pay for the co-benefits of carbon farming like biodiversity, vegetation and wellbeing? Find out…

    Adopting carbon farming practices can lead to a loss in profit for farmers. So, is the public willing to pay for the co-benefits of carbon farming? Researchers from the University of Western Australia have estimated the public’s ‘willingness-to-pay’ for carbon farming, and the results of this work have implications for carbon-farming policies. Carbon-farming benefits Agricultural […]

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  • Why speak? Scientists as sifters and sorters

    In an information free-for-all why should scientists bother to add their voice? Emma Johnston argues that there is an increasingly important role for scientists amongst the growing ranks of public intellectuals. She explains that scientists must be sifters and sorters to identify what is valuable, sift out deliberately distracting stories and counter fake news. The […]

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  • RoC Community Conversation: Why do you want to mess it up and slow it down – Part Two

    Following such a great response to our ‘Mess it up and slow it down’ workshop in Goulburn last October, we are delighted that Margie Fitzpatrick has invited the Rivers of Carbon community to her beautiful property ‘Australind’, to see the range of ways she has ‘messed it up and slowed water down’. Along with Margie, […]

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  • Cows relaxing in the river leads to more poo….

    Temperature driven pooing: In a paper entitled ‘Temperature-driven river utilisation and preferential defecation by cattle in an English chalk stream‘  by Trevor Alan Bond, David Sear and Mary Edwards, the finding is shared that cattle standing in water ‘pooed’ five times more that the average defacation frequency.  I suspect given how hot it gets here in […]

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  • The case of the missing Ibis, a satellite tracker and some butcherbirds…..

    Heather McGinness who spoke recently at our Breadalbane Biodiversity Forum shared this great story with us about the case of the missing Ibis, a satellite tracker and some cheeky butcher birds… As part of our Environmental Water Knowledge and Research waterbird project we are satellite tracking Glossy Ibis to see where they roost, breed, feed […]

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  • What do farmers think about planting riparian margins?

    Fleur Maseyk and her team from the University of Queensland surveyed a group of  dairy farmers working on the Taranaki ring plain in New Zealand to learn more about their perceptions of the value of riparian plantings. Farmers were invited to participated in an interactive meeting with the purpose of describing their experiences and views […]

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  • RoC Community Conversation – Boosting biodiversity in Breadalbane, 18th March 2017

    We were delighted with how this event ran as it was a great success – to get an update on the day and watch our film, please follow this link: Due to the exceedingly hot temperatures in February we have rescheduled our Boosting Biodiversity in Breadalbane event to the 18th of March.  Come along and […]

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  • Hear, see and experience the Truth about Trees…

    Harness the power of nature to increase production, profit and pleasure on your property… Would you like to make your property as healthy, productive and beautiful as it can be? Then don’t miss this free, fully catered special expo for land managers, large and small, in the Gunning and Yass districts. Whether you are contemplating […]

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  • Get some carp on your cutlery! Check out our new Carping at Christmas film!

    Our ‘Carping at Christmas’ event was a great success and we have put together some highlights of the evening in this short film so you can get a ‘taste’ of the evening!  We have also provided you with a link to the ‘if you can’t beat em, eat em’ carp recipe book which is free […]

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  • Scattered paddock trees – hot property for our threatened species

    Across our rural landscapes, paddock trees stand out as an iconic image, providing shade and shelter for livestock and maintaining the productive capacity of the land.  They also provide food, shelter and nesting sites for a large number of birds, bats, insects and small mammals.  A great project is underway in the South West of […]

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