Odonata is a not-for-profit organisation that creates, supports, nurtures and empowers businesses and entrepreneurs to move towards a more environmentally sustainable world. Founded in 2017, Odonata works with organisations, investors and land managers to demonstrate the economic benefits of investing in biodiversity and have a number of successful projects across Australia.
Federation University, based in Ballarat and with campuses all over Australia, facilitates regionally relevant and internationally recognised research activity in a number of key focus areas.
One of these key areas of research is landscape restoration. Determining knowledge and management tools for landscapes in transition, including the rehabilitation of damaged lands and waterscapes is a key area of this research. Other areas of research include ecosystems, fauna ecology and conservation management.
Carbon Landscapes is working in partnership with Federation University over a range of projects such as the Brush-tailed Phascogale Habitat Project, Gariwerd Restoration Project and Stony Rises Rewilding Project.
Seeding Victoria provides indigenous seed across most of western Victoria with seed banks and seed supply coordinated through their Creswick, Swan Hill and Wimmera locations
Established in 1994, Seeding Victoria has many years experience in the seed industry and has consistently demonstrated its ability to deliver appropriately sourced indigenous seed for re-vegetation works throughout its seed bank service area.
Seeding Victoria is working with Carbon Landscapes across a number of projects, with a focus on our Gariwerd Restoration Project.
The Bunanyung Landscape Alliance is an alliance of community members, Landcare and Friends groups, networks and associations involved in promoting the health of biodiversity for the catchments of the Moorabool, Leigh and Woady Yaloak, all which form the northern part of the Corangamite region.
The Alliance is the community advocate for the environment. In partnership with their stakeholders, they assist in the development and implementation of shared, evidence based, visionary landscape-scale projects that protect and enhance the northern landscapes of the Corangamite region.
The Alliance is working in partnership with Carbon Landscapes in its Brush-tailed Phascogale Habitat Project, linking the Wombat and Enfield State Parks.
The Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) at Federation University is a global leader in data interoperability and has developed many award-winning web-based spatial information and knowledge portals which provide public access to data sets that are often hidden from view.
CeRDI’s eResearch in the Natural Environment collaborative research program spans a range of areas, including groundwater, soil health, water and estuary health, natural resource management planning and biodiversity. This is reflective of the multidisciplinary nature of CeRDI’s research as well as long-term collaborative research relationships with a diverse range of industry and government partners.
Carbon Landscapes is working in partnership with CeRDI to develop interoperable spatial assessment tools to better inform how our projects are making a positive impact on the environment.
EnviroDNA use cutting-edge environmental DNA (eDNA) technology for wildlife detection and monitoring. Animals leave traces of their own DNA, including skin cells, hair and scales and EnviroDNA collect these samples, such as water, soil or scats and analyse these to detect what native wildlife, pests and introduced species are present.
eDNA is an innovative, sensitive and cost-effective technique that is increasingly being adopted to inform biodiversity surveys.
Heartwood Plantations is a provider of professional forestry services to investors and organisations specialising in resource assessments, feasibility studies, forest valuations, forest mapping, project management and forest resource planning.
Established in 1995, Heartwood Plantations currently manage over 40 plantation sites across Victoria and has extensive experience in forestry development work across Africa and South East Asia.
Established in 2011, Nature Glenelg Trust is a not-for-profit organisation that is also a partner of Carbon Landscapes. The Trust is focused on the protection and enhancement of the natural environment in south-eastern Australia and is particularly active in the regions situated between Melbourne and Adelaide, where it has established a series of Restoration Reserves. The Trust is a strong advocate for wetland restoration and protection, and acts as a key conduit for environmental research, community education and on-ground works in this important and biodiverse area of Australia.
Wild Idea is a start-up business mentoring program, designed to support innovators, environmentalists and entrepreneurs who are passionate about protecting our natural environment through business.
Wild Idea believes in the power of businesses, innovation and people, filled with creativity, passion and determination, to make environmental change.
Wild Idea is a free program, open to applicants from across Australia (over 18 years of age).