Managing on-farm erosion: ‘Look, learn and ask’ morning – 26 October 2019 – Bredbo


A Rivers of Carbon morning on the processes and factors which influence on-farm erosion and how we can manage them.

About this Event

Join us at Mike and Alice McAuley’s property ‘Ingalara Grass’ to learn more about the processes and factors which influence on-farm erosion and how we can manage these areas to enhance on farm productivity, reduce soil loss and improve water quality in creeks and rivers downstream.

This ‘look, learn and ask’ morning is part of our Rivers of Carbon Upper Murrumbidgee Phase Two project that is continuing the work of the Upper Murrumbidgee Demonstration Reach and local landholders to reconnect the Bredbo and Colinton Gorges along the Murrumbidgee River, where it flows through the Bumbalong Valley, for the benefit of native fish and community well being.

Fencing the river, installing off-stream watering points, re-establishing and enhancing native riverside vegetation, and stabilising tributaries to improve water quality and prevent sand deposition, are priorities for this project. The project is proudly funded by the NSW Environmental Trust and supported by project partners.

Topics covered:

  • Overview of the Rivers of Carbon Upper Murrumbidgee Phase 2 project
  • Understanding erosion gullies – how to prioritise management actions on your farm
  • Use of rock flumes to address headcuts
  • Use of revegetation to assist gully stabilisation

When: Saturday, 26th October (10am-1pm) Morning tea will be provided as we walk and talk.

Where: The field day will be held at “Ingalara Grass” approx. 12km north of Bredbo, NSW. Directions provided upon registration.

What to bring? Sun protection, closed walking shoes, wind jacket and water bottle.

RSVP essential: Limited spaces so please register.

For more information: Antia Brademann 0429 778 633 or upperbidgeereach@gmail.com

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