ZEB is reviewing agricultural and horticultural land use practises, with the aim of finding the best way to increase sustainability and sequester carbon while reducing CO2 and methane production.
Well planned revegetation will not only sequester carbon and offset Shire emissions, but will enhance biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, soil conservation, water quality, scenic and natural landscape values and rural living.
Currently, Landcare and Rivercare groups actively practice natural resource management on public land, while many private landowners already restore indigenous rainforest to improve soil quality and restore soil fertility. Some landholders have planted farm forests for limited commercial use; still others practice biodynamic or wholistic farm management techniques to improve pasture quality.
Since 2000, thriving organic networks have been increasingly connecting farmers directly with customers at weekly markets.