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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

Responsibility

      

RCS Actions

Effort 

Progress*

Case Studies

Factor risk of climate variability and identify adaptation strategies in Goulburn Broken CMA and partner plans Implement bio links e.g. Piper (WS)  
 Identify areas of drought refugia, and work with research institutions to better understand the influence of fire regimes on various biota (RCS) (CMA/DEPI)  
Recognise the vulnerability of Dryland agriculture(WS)  
Permanently protect remnant vegetation (WS)
Consider biodiverse carbon plantings (WS)
Find ways to support on farm energy efficiency and generation (WS)
Assist with and support the implementation and revision of the Goulburn Broken Greenhouse Alliance (GBGA) Climate Change Adaptation Plan in conjunction with the GBGA.
Factor risks to natural assets into public land fire management plans Input into a strategic approach to planned burning that considers ecological values(RCS) (DEPI)
 
   

Strategic priority: Respond and recover from climatic events

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RCS Actions

Effort

Progress*

Case Studies

Plan and implement flood, fire and drought response and recovery Input into a strategic approach to planned burning that considers ecological values(RCS) (DEPI)

Contribute to the Hume Regional Emergency Management Committee (RCS)

Gecko CLaN were actively involved with fire recovery in the 2015 in the Creightons Creek, Lake Rowan and Stewarton region.

Ensure information about high priority biodiversity assets is considered by fire-fighting authorities prior to and during wildfires. (BS 2010) (DEPI)
Support and facilitate collaboration between NRM industry and the CFA so that biodiversity and fire are not seen as conflicting e.g. use community fire guard model (WS)
Draw on local resources for prompt response to disasters (WS)
Factor community morale building into recovery (WS) Seymour flood mitigation project underway (WS)
Build community resilience through increasing community awareness and knowledge to live with and plan for climatic events (WS)  

Strategic priority: Capture opportunities from a low carbon future

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RCS Actions

Effort

Progress*

Case Studies

Identify where carbon sequestration activities provide environmental, economic and social benefits Develop East-West linkages for migration (biodiversity) under climate change (Priority zones background paper to BS 2010)  
Work collaboratively to best implement vegetation offsets (WS)