Tarwyn Park

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Location: Upper Bylong, New South Wales, Australia

GPS coordinates: 32.26566, 150.08591

Parameters: Significant reduction in stream and floodplain salinity, and reversal of valley salinisation; low dissolved salts indicating reduced export of site’s nutrient capital.

Prior to implementation: Increased pasture productivity and substantial agronomic and environmental improvements on the farm, with increased aquifer storage providing effective subsurface pasture irrigation; reduced velocities of stream and floodplain flow velocity, reducing channel incision and soil erosion; recreation of a "chain of ponds" system, colonised by dense reed beds; a sustainable farming system with very low inputs of chemical fertiliser through the effective internal cycling of nutrients.

After implementation: Major (positive) changes to soil chemical and biological properties.

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