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Actions and Effort - Adapt to climate variability

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u*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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Factor risk of climate variability and identify adaptation strategies in Goulburn Broken CMA and partner plans The 'Our Catchments Our Communities' 'Bogies and Beyond Project is working with community to deliver on-ground works to protect and enahnce large old trees.  A citizen science project to determine and monitor tree health is being implemented.
 The 'Our Catchments Our Communities' 'Bogies and Beyond Project is working with community to deliver on-ground works to protect and enhance waterways.  A model will be devleoped by Melbourne University to identify how the Sevens Creek catchment responds to rainfall events.
Biodiversity fund (Federal Government funded) has resulted in 750 hecatres under 10 year agreements for revegetation and remnant protection (2012-2017).  This is significant landholder action in protecting and restoring biodiversity. Demand continues to be greater than supply. (WS)
Increase landscape connectivity (WS)
 
 
 
Factor risks to natural assets into public land fire management plansEnsure information about high priority biodiversity assets is considered by fire-fighting authorities prior to and during wildfires. (BS 2010)
DELWP facilitating 'Saafer Together' meetings to develop fire risk management plans with the community.  Input includes consideeration of high biodiversity value sites.
  

Strategic priority: Respond and recover from climatic events

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Plan and implement flood, fire and drought response and recovery 

GB CMA is developing more accurate flood mapping to better inform community of likely impacts from high rainfall events.

Identify where agencies and community can have influence and build partnerships with public land managers (RCS)
Reduce the impact of flooding on Urban Centres including Taggerty, Acheron, Alexandra, Molesworth, Yea, Thornton, Eildon and Mansfield (IFS 2014)
Ensure proactive rather than reactive approach based on science and including natural asset protection (WS)
 DELWP facilitating 'Saafer Together' meetings to develop fire risk management plans with the community. 
  

Strategic priority: Capture opportunities from a low carbon future

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Identify where carbon sequestration activities provide environmental, economic and social benefitsResearch and clear communication needed so that it can be incorporated into community planning (WS)Biodiversity Fund (federal Government) provides potential opportunities for participating landholders to investigate and participate in any future  carbon markets.