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  • What? We have three different types of ibis in Australia?

    In the past 30 years, there have been significant declines in populations of all of our waterbirds, including the Australian ibis species. Australian scientists are hard at work studying these groups and attempting to identify the cause of the declining numbers in certain habitats. In the case of ibis, causes are thought to include reductions […]

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  • Event Recap: Feeling Fishy at the Yass Gorge

    We were fortunate to have a stunning day for our Rivers of Carbon Feeling Fishy event in Yass. Local Ngunawal Elder Wally Bell welcomed us to country and talked about our shared responsibility to care and respect the Yass Gorge and the many wonderful plants and animals it has within it. Aaron Chatfield from Greening […]

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  • Rivers of Carbon – Burra Erosion Community Conversation

    When: Saturday, 12th May at 10:00am – 3:00pm Where: Burra Community Association Hall, 1 Lagoon Street (off Burra Road), Burra NSW 2620 Come and join us for a morning of conversation about managing erosion in the Burra region with a special guest, Wayne Cook. Wayne is a soil scientist specialising in Hydrogeological Landscape Mapping, and […]

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  • Australian soils play major role in global carbon sequestration

    Australia is one of ten countries that account for 60% of the 680 billion tonnes of carbon stored in the top 30cm of soil around the world. According to a major project launched late last year by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, action should be taken to protect these natural […]

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  • Submit your registration of interest for the Upper Lachlan Catchment Protection Program

    The Upper Lachlan Catchment Protection Program, being run by South East LLS with funding is available to landholders for erosion works in targeted areas of the Upper Lachlan. Further details on the program are included on the attached program flyer below. The Program South East Local Land Services recognises that there are land managers within […]

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  • Wetlands five times more efficient at reducing nitrate than the best land-based conservation practices….

    We came across this interesting article that adds further weight to the value of wetlands in our agricultural and urban environments… The agricultural regions of the U.S. Midwest have a problem with excess nitrate from crop fertiliser making its way into rivers and streams through subsurface drainage channels and agricultural ditches.  High nitrate concentrations in waterways are harmful […]

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  • Stone Age to ‘drone age’: using technology for reforestation

    A team of scientists are fighting climate change by dragging reforestation technology from the Stone Age to the ‘drone age’. In November last year, scientists in Thailand sent a drone on a test mission – not to target an enemy hiding in the forest below, but to bring new life to woodlands by “bombing” them with […]

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  • Rivers of Carbon Feeling Fishy Field Day – Yass Gorge 7th April 2018

    If you are in and around Yass on the 7th of April come and join the Rivers of Carbon team for a great day in Yass Gorge exploring native fish, bush tucker, indigenous river stories, Yass Gorge rehabilitation, and of course some cooked carp with our culinary giant Luke Pearce! We will have Waterwatch, Landcare, […]

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  • Succession, Transition and Communication: Women in Grazing Initiative

    Succession and transition of an agribusiness has been identified by many research groups, banks and government bodies as being one of the major risks to Australian agriculture. This event aims to look at how agribusinesses can consider the situation and help all family members on this journey. This event is presented by South East Local […]

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  • Climate scientists unlock the secrets of blue carbon

    Results from a new analysis of 1,900 soil cores collected around the United States could bolster efforts to monitor and protect wetlands around the globe. Tidal wetlands come in many forms, but they could be more alike below the surface than anyone realised. Whether it’s a mangrove forest in Florida, a freshwater swamp in Virginia […]

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