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  • Rivers of Carbon Community Conversation – Bidgee Bed, Banks and Maccas

    The Upper Murrumbidgee River has stunning gorges, waterfalls and stretches of river, as well as being home to some special fish. Through our Rivers of Carbon Upper Murrumbidgee River Rehabilitation project we have been connecting the Bredbo and Colinton Gorges by working with landholders in the Bumbalong Valley to fence, weed, stabilise riverbanks and revegetate […]

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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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  • 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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  • Michael Leunig’s take on greenhouse gases and taking personal responsibility for our…. ‘actions’

    I love Michael Leunig’s take on the world, and recently added the Michael Leunig Appreciation Page to my Facebook feed.  I had to add this wonderful one about ‘greenhouse gas’ to our Rivers of Carbon blog, as we talk so much about climate change and I though this one was a gem.  Others from the […]

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  • Buffering the bumps – the benefits of riparian zones in floods

    Water is not the enemy, it is water velocity (speed) that causes the damage.  Australian rivers are meant to be rough and bumpy and riparian vegetation can provide protection from flood impacts along with individual and cumulative benefits to landholders up and down stream.  Healthy, intact riparian zones are great for fish, and often the task […]

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  • Super planting day at Scottsdale Reserve

    It was a grey, rainy and cold day as we set off on Mother’s day to plant trees at Scottsdale Reserve, a Bush Heritage Australia property, 74kms north of Canberra on the Murrumbidgee River.  We joined a small, but hardy group of volunteers dedicated to restoring river corridors.  Our planting was part of the Rivers […]

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  • We hear a lot about carp, but what about redfin?

    We hear a lot about carp, but what about redfin, and the impact that it is having on our native species? In the past week we came across a new study on juvenile Redfin diet that ties in nicely with our latest story on stopping alien fish in their tracks with tons of rock! Redfin […]

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  • A beaut day at Bumbalong assessing pasture and river health

    On a beautiful morning with a big blue sky, I drove out from my home in Canberra to the Bumbalong Valley, just near Breadbo on the New South Wales Southern Tablelands, for a pasture and river health field day.  Rivers of Carbon co-hosted the event with South East Local Land Services and the Cooma-Monaro Shire […]

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  • Pasture and River Health Field Day – REGISTER NOW!

    It’s your last chance to register for this FREE information session on assessing pasture and river health. The event will be held on a property on Downstream Road, Bumbalong, where Rivers of Carbon will be working to plant out the riparian zone. This is a great opportunity to gain an insight into some of the Rivers […]

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