Posted by Siwan Lovett | November 19, 2013
Sharing what we learn is key to the Rivers of Carbon approach. For each of our projects we have brochures that provide an overview of why we are working with landholders in that region, what we are trying to achieve, how we are going about our work and where you can go for more information. We also have a Technical Guideline providing the science behind our work, as well as reports from our monitoring activities and two fabulous editions of RipRap featuring Rivers of Carbon projects across Australia. The Stream Condition Checklist and Rapid Appraisal of Riparian Condition provide you with information about what a healthy riparian zone looks like and might be useful for you to take when wandering along your river to see what you might be able to do to protect or restore condition.
If you are interested in the science underpinning these products please follow this link to our webpages that explain why we do what we do, and the technical basis for our approach.
Stream Condition Checklist
This checklist uses photographs and explanations about what a riparian area in poor, moderate and good condition looks like. It is easy to use and identifies the key characteristics of a healthy riparian zone, and the management actions that can be used to protect and restore these zones depending on their condition.
RoC Rapid Appraisal of Riparian Condition
Rapid Appraisal of Riparian Condition for the southern tablelands of New South Wales – this is a more technical assessment tool that does require someone with a more detailed ecosytem knowledge of riparian areas. There is training available for groups of 5 people or more at a small cost of $25 per head. If you are interested in some training get in touch with us.
RipRap 37: Rivers of Carbon – Rivers of Life
This edition of RipRap focuses on the multiple benefits that can be gained from river and riparian restoration. You will enjoy reading and sharing with others 70 pages packed full of wonderful science and stories about ‘the colour of living carbon’, and the opportunities carbon farming and carbon credits present us for promoting ongoing conservation efforts.
Allan Munns, ‘Suffolk Vale’
Sustainable production and environmental responsibility are priorities for investment company MH Premium Farms, who believe looking after their rivers fits with their production goals of reducing labour costs and improving stock management.
McCormack Family, ‘Red Hill’& ‘Mt Henry’
Caring for the land and farming sustainably are key drivers for the McCormack family who are working with Rivers of Carbon to create livestock shelter, improve the environment and, most importantly, to leave the land in a better way for the next generation.
Margie Fitzpatrick, ‘Australind’
Margie Fitzpatrick is taking a holistic approach to managing her Goulburn farm so she can create a sustainable, productive future for her family. She believes carbon farming and gaining carbon credits in the future may further support farmers to manage their farms for multiple benefits.
Rivers of Carbon Technical Guide
What is a River of Carbon? This 12-page Guideline is easy to read and provides the science behind the carbon cycle, greenhouse gases, carbon sequestration, and how we can create ‘rivers of carbon’ for environmental and economic benefits. Written by Jann Williams, Phil Price, Michael Rooney and Siwan Lovett, it moves beyond a simple fact sheet to provide clear, concise and accurate information about the opportunities ‘biodiverse carbon’ offers for landholders.
Rivers of Carbon Fact Sheet
‘Rivers of Carbon’ is working in partnership with landholders and other organisations in the Southern Tablelands to link native vegetation and previously rehabilitated sites to form intact riparian corridors. This fact sheet explains what a ‘river of carbon’ is, and discusses how landholders can achieve environmental and productivity goals on-farm by working with the Rivesr of Carbon team.
True Tales of the Trout Cod
Spend some time with Will Trueman as he talks about what he has found in his travels accessing archives, collecting photographs, reviewing science and meeting locals to talk about the endangered Trout Cod and other fish in the Murray-Darling Basin.
Finterest is a new knowledge sharing website featuring the latest Native Fish Strategy research and practice. The Strategy has been operating for ten years out of its 50 year timeframe, and a wealth of information has been gathered to share with anyone interested in ‘bringing back native fish’.
The site has been funded by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s Native Fish Program, with the intent being that it provides the knowledge base upon which the next 40 years of the Strategy can be built.