Case study: Lake Dalrymple Watershed Project
Carse O Gowrie is a 47,600ha cattle grazing enterprise situated directly upstream of Lake Dalrymple (Burdekin Dam), the largest replenished coastal aquifer in Australia. With funding from the Queensland Government’s Land Restoration Fund, the landholders are restoring riparian areas to reduce sediment and managing weeds and grazing to increase ground cover and woody vegetation. These changes to land management practices are expected to increase and connect Squatter Pidgeon habitat on the property. The project will provide a new source of income from the landholder through carbon farming, and will generate business within the local community.