RoC Goulburn Archives - Rivers of Carbon

  • 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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  • Collector Pumpkin Festival – a great day out

    Mary and I had a lovely day at the Collector Pumpkin Festival, speaking with locals and enjoying the gorgeous sunshine.  We thought you might enjoy looking at the world through ‘pumpkin coloured glasses’.  The photo above is of our ‘Scary Crow’ entry of ‘Raving River Girl’ – thanks to Gigi and Heidi for helping me […]

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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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  • Why do you want to mess it up and slow it down? A Rivers of Carbon Community Conversation

    When it comes to rivers, creeks and wetlands that support wildlife, store carbon, produce clean water and improve agricultural productivity, science suggests that streams should be ‘messy’ and highly variable.  The Rivers of Carbon team are hosting a conversation about this topic with local landowners, river management scientists and wildlife experts on Wednesday 26 October […]

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  • Matt Herring: ‘Better water – better life’

    On the 11th & 12th of March 2016, Matt Herring will be presenting a workshop entitled ‘Better water – better life’. Matt is one of Australia’s leading freshwater ecologists and is an expert in creating ‘quality water’ on working farms. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about the link between better water and better animal […]

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