Fixing wetlands for carbon in the Murray

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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