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  • Freshwater turtle or tortoise in Australia? Busting the common misconception.

    Meet Toothless 😊(pictured above). Toothless is an Eastern long-necked freshwater turtle – yet, it’s quite common for people to identify Toothless as an Australian tortoise species, not a turtle. We asked our friendly turtle expert Bruno Ferronato, about this misconception and he was happy to share his knowledge with us… Fact: There are no native […]

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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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  • 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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  • To thrive – it’s local, social and emotional

    Siwan Lovett shares what she has learnt after many years working in River Management, shining a light on why the Rivers of Carbon program is capturing the hearts and minds of people wanting to do their bit in response to climate change. When I decided to go to university, after sampling a range of careers […]

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  • Rethinking our fencing focus – small streams crucially important

    New Zealand scientists are calling for a change to the current waterway fencing requirements that only require streams wider than 1 metre and deeper than 30cm to be fenced  to exclude stock. Research by Dr Richard McDowell published in the International Journal of Environmental Quality has found that smaller, exempt streams actually account for the majority […]

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  • Would you like to join Rivers of Carbon?

    Expression of Interests are now open for riparian landholders in the Wollondilly and Mulwaree catchments (NSW) wanting to work with Rivers of Carbon. EOI process open between 1st of September to 2nd of October 2017 What is Rivers of Carbon? Rivers of Carbon is a ‘people program’ that builds on years of scientific research into […]

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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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