Greening Australia Capital Region work very closely with Landcare Groups and Individuals in the Upper Lachlan Catchment. They have funding available for revegetation projects and are keen and willing to come for site visits to find a scheme that will fit your project.

 

Contact;

Lori Gould, Senior Project Manager

Greening Australia Capital Region

PO Box 538, Jamison Centre ACT 2614

Ph: 02 62533035, Mobile: 0439 030 058

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one of the great projects that they have at the moment is  WOPR- Whole of paddock Rehabilitation.

Read more about it here.

 

In need of a paddock makeover?

WOPR is an innovative approach to environmental restoration that incorporates production and conservation. Funded through the Australian Government’s Caring for Our Country program (and delivered by Greening Australia), graziers volunteer a paddock of at least 10 ha for restoration. They then receive the support of stewardship payments to offset some of the temporary production loss. The paddock is rested from production for five years and locally native trees and shrubs are established by direct seeding in widely spaced belts on the contour – returning around 25% of the paddock to deep-rooted perennial vegetation. After five years, the grazier can re-introduce stock to the paddock under a rotational grazing system. All of this can be achieved with little or no fencing costs.

60 farmers are taking part already with fantastic results and funding is about to end – DON’T MISS OUT!!!

 

See Brochure WOPR brochure

Some youtube videos about WOPR

1. Basket case to showcase paddock:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgpLmD4F9ow …

2. The Regeneration Journey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHoAwd5lQyc …

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The Rivers of Carbon 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’.

The project is funded through the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund, and is a collaboration between the Australian River Restoration Centre and Greening Australia Capital Region. The project builds on the fantastic work that has already been done on river sites throughout the upper Murrumbidgee and Upper Lachlan. Read more about Rivers of Carbon…

 

WOPR in the Upper Lachlan

WOPR  (whole of paddock rehabilitation) in the Upper Lachlan Jerrawa Creek Landcare Group and Greening Australia Capital Region recently hosted a site visit of two neighbouring WOPR sites in the Upper Lachlan Catchment. The first at Nick and Melissa Clancy’s property “Ladevale”, near Gunning. The WOPR site is approximately 30ha and was direct seeded in … Continue reading »

 

Revegetation On Farms Field Day Crookwell, Laggan

On a beautiful sunny day in May 2012 Lost River Landcare with Lori Gould from Greening Australia held a revegetation on farms field day at Tom McCormack’s property, Red Hill, near Crookwell with over 50 nearby farmers attending. It was a great opportunity to learn from someone who has been … Continue reading »