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Wetland Carbon Storage Project

Wetland being wateredInitiated in 2012, the Murray Wetland Carbon Storage project works with landholders to rehabilitate wetlands to increase their capacity to store carbon and improve biodiversity values.  Funded by the Australian Government,  it is a partnership between Murray Local Land Services and the Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group Ltd, an non-government organisation with a strong history of achievement in wetland rehabilitation and management.

Approximately 3000 ha of wetlands across the Murray region are currently being rehabilitated under this project by undertaking the following works:

  • Planting of mixed local wetland, riparian and terrestrial vegetation.
  • Altering grazing management with or without fencing (permanent or temporary).
  • Pest and weed control.
  • Works that complement environmental water delivery where appropriate and feasible.
  • Resources such as interpretative signage, bird hides, and stewardship visits.
  • Development of a carbon and biodiversity monitoring project being delivered by Deakin University.

For more information, please contact:

Susanne Watkins, Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group Ltd.

Mobile: 0423 536 105

susanne.watkins@lls.nsw.gov.au

or

Sarah Ning, Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group Ltd.

Mobile: 0427 376 157

sarahning@murraydarlingwetlands.com.au

Further information:

Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group Ltd.

Riverspace - Murray Wetland Carbon Storage Project

Balancing agriculture and wetland management