Posted by Siwan Lovett | June 2, 2015
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
~ Henry Ford
Our Rivers of Carbon initiative is based on partnerships. We believe that our role is to bring organisations together to achieve on-ground and ‘in-the’river’ change. It is a pleasure to be part of an initiative that genuinely cares about the relationships between different organisations, operating at different scales but sharing a common vision for river restoration. We have three projects currently underway in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales. All projects are run using the Rivers of Carbon approach of bringing together science + experience = knowledge. We are always looking for new opportunities and groups to work with, so please get in touch with you would like to become part of ‘Rivers of Carbon – Rivers of Life’.
Rivers of Carbon – Breadalbane Biodiversity Linkages
New South Wales Environmental Trust Project (June 2017 – June 2019)
Rivers of Carbon – Breadalbane has been developed in response to a community identified need to address loss of biodiversity, fragmentation of remnant vegetation and sedimentation of waterways in the District. Activities will include fencing and revegetating riparian areas, strategic erosion control works to improve water quality, and linking habitat to form contiguous wildlife corridors. The project will be carried out in partnership with Upper Lachlan Landcare, Greening Australia, landholders, Local Land Services, and the broader community. Read more…
Rivers of Carbon – Goulburn District Linkages
New South Wales Environmental Trust Project (January 2016 – January 2026)
Rivers of Carbon – Goulburn District River Linkages, continues our focus on connecting and linking riparian rehabilitation projects (undertaken over the past 20 years by various groups) with remnant vegetation and other works. Strong community demand led us to put in the application to rehabilitate riparian areas to boost native vegetation, reduce sedimentation, and improve stock management. Connecting riparian and terrestrial vegetation, and increasing biodiversity are key outcomes, as well as raising awareness and sharing knowledge about the many values our rivers have for communities – both human and ecological. Read more…
River of Carbon – Southern Riparian Linkages
Biodiversity Fund Project (June 2011-June 2017)
This project aims to achieve environmental and productivity gains by talking to landholders about the opportunities carbon offsets and credits could provide in the future. For optimal biodiversity outcomes we choose sites with high recovery potential and seek to connect riparian areas so that we have contiguous corridors of vegetation along streams. Read more…
Rivers of Carbon – Yass River Linkages
New South Wales Environmental Trust Project (June 2014-June 2016) Now completed
The focus of this project is working with landholders to restore riparian habitat and improve connectivity along the Yass River. In addition to working with landholders, we will also be running ‘river walks’ and field days with local community groups to spread the message about the multiple benefits to be gained from riparian rehabilitation. Read more…
River of Carbon – Upper Bidgee River Rehabilitation
New South Wales Government (Sept 2015 – June 2017)*
We are delighted to be in partnership with the New South Wales Government, Upper Murrumbidgee Demonstration Reach, Bush Heritage and Greening Australia in rehabilitating the Upper Bidgee. These organisations are all committed to improving the riparian zone through weed management, providing fish habitat and creating connected stretches of the river between the Bredbo and Colinton Gorges, as well as downstream to the Gigerline Gorge. Read more…
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