Corridor Links and Carbon Sinks

Biodiversity for Carbon and Corridors (B4CC)

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Corridor Links and Carbon Sinks

Biodiversity for Carbon and Corridors (B4CC)

The issue

Fragmentation of habitat, loss of biodiversity, the need to store carbon and the need to support and develop resilience to climate change for biodiversity and productive farming systems.

The solution

To build landscape scale resilience to climate change by building knowledge and skills in the community and by addressing habitat fragmentation on the ground by:

  • Increasing the skills and knowledge needed in individuals and organisations to undertake effective revegetation and biodiversity enhancement through workshops and learning modules.
  • Improving upon a regional approach incorporating private and public land achieved via regional agency and stakeholder collaborations.


The USLC was successful in obtaining a grant from the Australian Governments Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund.
The Project known as 'Corridor Links and Carbon Sinks' : Biodiversity for Carbon and Corridors (B4CC) in the Upper Shoalhaven and Upper Deua Catchment. The project was carried out by the Project Manager, Felicity Sturgiss, and has now come to completion and achieved the following outcomes:

The impact

The achievements of this project included;
  • 200 people with increased capacity to undertake quality re-vegetation and restoration projects for landscape scale resilience in a changing climate.
  • 180 people with increased capacity to add species sightings to databases such as climate watch (wildlife Atlas) and local lists.
  • 120 primary school students with increased recognition of local biodiversity and it's values, and revegetation techniques.
  • 250 people with improved accessed to localised biodiversity, corridor and carbon information including invasive species recognition
  • 42ha of well planned revegetation
  • 208ha of existing native vegetation protected and enhanced
  • all 250ha are under 10 year management agreements
  • 2085ha managed for invasive species control.

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Key facts

  • 1262 different species of plant were identified and tabulated on the Atlas of Living Australia as part of the M & E process (65% native, 35% exotic)
  • Development of local species lists for birds, bats, reptiles, orchids and mammals
  • Over 17, 000 plants comprising 40 different species were planted

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