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Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Strategy

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Climate change strategies and plans

8.2 Management options for carbon farming

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Native forest protection

Protection of any existing patches of high quality native vegetation for which legally valid clearing permits exist (Sugarloaf Creek and Yea & Alexandra valleys & hills focus areas).
Environmental plantings

Permanent environmental plantings and natural regeneration to increase the size of existing patches of native vegetation and build connectivity between them. In some settings the plantings may also reduce overland flow from hill country, salinity recharge and contribute to the filtering of overland flows entering waterways. This may also be used to occupy frequently flooded areas that have good native vegetation cover but few alternative uses (Lower Goulburn and Murray floodplains focus areas)
Non-environmental plantings

Plantings for commercially-oriented carbon sequestration projects which may also assist with the mitigation of some pressures on natural resource assets, for example, overland flow (focus areas Whiteheads Creek, Swanpool and Tatong valleys and hills) and salinity recharge mitigation (focus areas 
Swanpool and Tatong valleys and hills, Goulburn and Broken rivers and dryland plains) and may be used to occupy frequently flooded, but poorly vegetated land with few alternative uses (Lower Goulburn and Murray floodplains focus areas)