Rivers of Carbon –
We are honoured to work on the ancestral lands of the Ngunawal People and we recognise their continuing connection with, and knowledge about land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to Elders past, present and emerging.
Adapted from: Welcome to Country & Acknowledgement of Country – Creative Spirits
“When we paddle along a river we become part of the river, we feel the currents of air and water, we see nature close-up, and we experience a connection that nourishes well-being and fosters action.”
– Author Unknown
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. We focus on win:win outcomes, so that landholders can be financially supported in their restoration activities, while also sequestering carbon, creating terrestrial habitat for endangered species, improving water quality, stabilising sediment and boosting in-stream productivity.
Breadalbane is a focus area as a result of the high level of interest the local community has expressed to undertake a variety of riparian restoration works; particularly fencing and revegetation for soil stability, stock management and biodiversity. There are also a number of important wetlands within the project area that riparian restoration works would benefit by reducing sediment, improving vegetation structure and creating biodiversity linkages.
The project will be carried out in partnership with Upper Lachlan Landcare, Greening Australia, landholders, Local Land Services, and the broader community.
Breadalbane Project Area
Outcomes achieved so far:
7 landholders involved
Working across 8 sites
45ha of riparian area fenced
21ha of riparian area protected and 44ha revegetated
Riparian planting of 4,300 plants and 2,000 direct seeding
1 erosion control site
2 activities, 200+ people engaged
Community conversations Resource library RoC Breadalbane RoC Source Water Linkages
Community Conversation: Launching our film ‘Buffers, Sponges & Moderators’
Biodiversity Restoration process Riparian outcomes RoC Breadalbane RoC Goulburn RoC Mulwaree RoC Source Water Linkages RoC Southern Riparian Linkages RoC Yass River Linkages
What?! We have three different types of ibis in Australia?
Instream outcomes Restoration process Riparian outcomes RoC Bidgee RoC Breadalbane RoC Burra RoC Goulburn RoC Mulwaree RoC Source Water Linkages RoC Southern Riparian Linkages RoC Yass River Linkages
Rethinking our fencing focus – small streams crucially important
Restoration process RoC Bidgee RoC Breadalbane RoC Burra RoC Goulburn RoC Mulwaree RoC Source Water Linkages RoC Southern Riparian Linkages RoC Yass River Linkages
Lack of maintenance is a major challenge for stream restoration projects
Biodiversity Resource library Restoration process Riparian outcomes RoC Bidgee RoC Breadalbane RoC Burra RoC Goulburn RoC Mulwaree RoC Source Water Linkages RoC Southern Riparian Linkages RoC Yass River Linkages
Taking out willows leaves more water for fish
This project is now completed, but we are always looking for more landholders to work with us. You may fit into one of our other project regions so take a look at Rivers of Carbon Source Water Linkages and Rivers of Carbon Goulburn to see if you may be eligible. You can also contact Lucy or Lori for a chat.
Lucy Wenger, Greening Australia:
📞0439 030 059
Lori Gould, RoC Program Manager:
📞0439 030 058
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