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Actions and Effort - Adapt to climate variability

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*Progress rating is an indictaive qualitative assessment, these wil be further refined through data analysis, stakeholder and community consultation.

Strategic priority: Adapt to climate variability risk

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RCS Actions

Effort 

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Case Studies

Factor risk of climate variability and identify adaptation strategies in Goulburn Broken CMA and partner plans Sustainable Agriculture Practices such as Gecko Clan’s Soil Carbon activities. Education of landholders to adapt to climate variability 

VROT Action Statements

Gecko CLaN, Longwood Plains Conservation Mangment Network and the GB CMA SoilCare program are activiely engaging with the community on sustainable agriculture practices.

The Yorta Yorta Whole of Country Plan identifies climate change as an oppurtunity for invovlement.

Target permanent protection of large habitat patches in fertile sites  Longwood Plains and Whroo Goldfields Conservation Mangment Networks and the GB CMA Woodlands Project are all projects that are protecting habitats.
Improve habitat connection between Hills and Plains including use of waterways with flow reliability   Whroo Goldfields Conservation Management Network has created vegetation corridors with its Woodland Birds Project and Yellow  Gums and Goldfields Project. 
Encourage habitat protection along drainage lines and wetlands 
Build resilience of remnant habitat to absorb climate variability. Need to research thresholds in this areas 
Create opportunities for community leaders to contribute to water policy Partner agencies involvement in fire management strategy development 
The Yorta Yorta Whole of Country Plan identifies traditional fire practices as a tool for modern fire management.
Identify and maintain well-functioning ecosystems and develop strategies for ecosystems to adapt, and transform if necessary 

The Yorta Yorta Whole of Country Plan identify management of flora and fauna as important. 

Taunurung Country Plan 2015-2025 identifies the need to be invovled with climate change action.

 

Strategic priority: Respond and recover from climatic events

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Plan and implement flood, fire and drought response and recovery Delivery of support to affected communities (RCS)
Ensure proactive rather than reactive approach 

Gecko Clan Fire Recovery Program

Reduce the impact of flooding on Urban Centres including Benalla, Seymour, Avenel, Longwood, Glenrowan and Baddaginnie  
Integrate biodiversity enhancement planning with community fire safety planning   
Work with Emergency Management Victoria to reduce recovery response times following natural disasters  All municipalities have Municipal Emergency Management Plans you can access these via the relevant web links. Campaspe ShireStrathbogie Shire, Moira Shire, Benalla Rural City and Mitchell Shire not all shires have these plans on their websites.

Strategic priority: Capture opportunities from a low carbon future

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Identify where carbon sequestration activities provide environmental, economic and social benefits Support landholders wanting to enter the carbon market   
Establish private/public partnerships to develop a low carbon restoration fund (WS) Trust for Nature to prepare a proposal