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August 2020

Updates from the Field: Brookton, WA

6 August 2020

2020 has been our busiest planting season to date. At Brookton we have been undertaking two different types of planting designed by native plant Ecologist Dr. Geoff Woodall and undertaken by Dr. Peter Ritson of Farmwood, an expert in forestry and carbon measurement, and planting by a team from the Noongar Boodjar Rangers of Wheatbelt …

July 2020

Our Stunning Great Southern

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21 July 2020

The Stirling Ranges and the Great Southern are stunning at any time of the year. Planting season is in July, though, and so, wrapping up for the winter season, we headed down to Cranbrook to join Justin Jonson and Freya Spencer. Justin is a specialist in ecological restoration and it’s his organisation Threshold Environmental who …

October 2018

A sustainable business for the wheatbelt

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22 October 2018

Our Bencubbin project is a bit of a prototype for us, it aims to offer farmers a further incentive to turn land over to carbon farming (creating a carbon sink by planting trees on their land), by adding native australian sandalwood to the planting mix.  Our planting partner for the Bencubbin project is Sandalwood Solutions …

August 2018

Canopy Cover

21 August 2018

Canopy cover is an important consideration in any reforestation project – it tells us how much of an area is covered by the leaves of trees. This is significant because the density of the tree canopy affects how much sunlight and rain makes it through to the plants and animals living in the understory, and …

Badgebup Project Bigger and Better

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20 August 2018

In 2017 we planted a further 80 hectares of the 404 hectare ‘Kwobrup Downs’ restoration site purchased in 2010, creating a bigger and better carbon sink. Situated at Badgebup, 45kms east of Katanning, the property sits within the lower drainage zone of the local catchment, and is subsequently subjected to both flooding and salinity. Large …

March 2018

Big Cats

1 March 2018

Photo by Australian Wildlife Conservancy The theme for World Wildlife Day 2018 is “Big cats: predators under threat”, bringing attention to these charismatic animals and highlighting the fact that their populations are declining at an alarming rate – over the past 100 years tiger populations have plummeted by 95%, and African lion populations dropped by …

September 2017

Threatened Malleefowl Found At Terra Grata

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7 September 2017

(Image by butupa via Wikimedia Commons) The malleefowl is one of three Australian bird species that builds enormous mounds of soil and leaves in which to incubate its eggs, and is the only megapode that lives in dry inland scrub. About the size of a domestic chicken, malleefowl  spend most of their time on the …

July 2017

Biodiversity Works

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25 July 2017

The results of a baseline biodiversity survey highlights the potential to create a major wildlife corridor by planting a new habitat to reconnect remnant bush and nature reserves with multi-species carbon reforestation projects. We are excited to bring you ‘Biodiversity Works – The Hill View Story” The summary report of the results from our first …

April 2017

Red-tailed phascogale

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27 April 2017

(Photo by Geoff Corrick, Bush Heritage volunteer.) The red-tailed phascogale is a small, carnivorous marsupial native to central and western Australia. Originally widespread throughout these areas, the population declined rapidly due to the destruction of habitat for agricultural purposes and the introduction of predators such as the domestic cat and the European red fox. It is …

March 2017

What does Gold Standard mean?

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28 March 2017

The rapid growth of the carbon offset industry has given rise to concerns that companies may use offsets as an easy way to ‘greenwash’ their reputation or as a licence to pollute.   The Gold Standard label is one of the most rigorous certification standards available for carbon offset projects – ensuring their efficacy both …