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    Rivers of Carbon - Southern Tablelands Riparian Linkages Project

    ‘Rivers of Carbon’ is an exciting new initiative working in partnership with landholders, the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority, Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority, and other organisations in the Southern Tablelands to link native vegetation and previously rehabilitated sites to form intact riparian corridors – creating ‘rivers of carbon’.

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    Murray Wetland Carbon Storage project

    Extensive vegetation clearing and altered land management have caused a reduction in the extent and diversity of carbon stores across Australia. Wetlands represent a major potential carbon sink with high levels of productivity and integral incorporation of carbon into sediments, as well as contributing to biodiversity within the landscape.

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    Bottle Bend Lagoon Restoration

    Bottle Bend in New South Wales has become an “icon site” but is famous for all the wrong reasons. A bright orange, muddy depression surrounded by ghost white trees with no leaves – the smell of rotten egg gas. What went wrong? Acid sulfate soils buried beneath the wetland became exposed to the air during the prolonged drought, resulting in acidic water and the death of fish, trees and plants.

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    Environmental watering of Fletchers Creek: the value of project partnerships

    Fletchers Creek is an ephemeral creek, that when flows, empties into Fletchers Lake and is located about 7 km north-west of Dareton, in western New South Wales.
    The Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group Ltd. and the Barkindji Maraura Elders Environment Team have entered into a partnership project to deliver and monitor environmental water to Fletchers Creek.