An innovative partnership between farmers, scientists, and government agencies in the New South Wales Murray catchment is seeing wetlands rehabilitated to increase their capacity to store carbon. The ﬁrst stage of the ‘Murray Wetland Carbon Storage’ project, involves rehabilitating 400 hectares of wetlands with a target of 2000 hectares by June 2013/14. The project is an initiative of Murray Local Land Services and the Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group Ltd, funded through the Australian Government. It has been enthusiastically embraced by landholders, both public and private, in the sheep–wheat belt of the eastern Riverina and south-west slopes of New South Wales.
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Visit the project site on Riverspace.
Last week in Darwin at the Australian Society for Fish Biology and Australian Society for Limnology conferences Finterest launched a fabulous new ‘Feeling Fishy’ T-shirt. Thank you to my fabulous models in the photo above! Anyone that contributes a story to Finterest gets a T-shirt for a limited time only – so sign up to Finterest by going to the website, registering to become a contributor and writing up your latest ‘fishy’ work.
A storyteller, like a travel agent, can gather us up from wherever we are and put us down in another setting (John Leggett)
We are delighted to share with you four new stories about some of the fabulous farmers we are working with through our Rivers of Carbon project. Below are the links the the stories online, and we are currently working on beautiful booklets to share there stories so stay stuned…
- Margie Fitzpatrick, ‘Australind’
- Jane and David Major, ‘Yurrah’
- McCormack Family, ‘Red Hill’& ‘Mt Henry’
- Allan Munns,’Suffolk Vale’
We are also keen to have your stories and to enable you to do this you can create your own account on our new Rivers of Carbon website. Just click on the ‘My Account’ button and register, 2014 is going to be a big year for this project and we would love to have you involved.
We still have opportunities for you to feature your climate change, carbon or connectivity project in the upcoming RipRap so get in touch with Siwan if you are interested.
Limnosphere is a new email newsletter that complements the bright and engaging website created by MDFRC to share their research. Recent findings include:
New research has found that riparian sites support a greater richness of woodland-dependent species, a group of conservation concern, than non-riparian sites. Species richness and the composition of assemblages also differed between the sites.
Read the full article here.