Rising Strong: Conserving Biodiversity in a Changing Climate

A collaborative Climate Change adaptation education project supported by the Environmental Trust, the Rising Strong Project aims to empower landholders and the community of the Northern Rivers to rise strong and take action to conserve biodiversity in a changing climate.

Residents of the Northern Rivers understand that our climate is shifting. But what impact will it have upon the area’s unique natural environment? And what can the community do to protect habitats in a changing climate? This education program will empower the community of the Northern Rivers to rise strong and take action. Participants will learn current climate change science and the predicted impacts on the area’s unique World Heritage listed plants and animals. This project will see more landowners in key areas undertake activities that will help conserve biodiversity in a changing climate.

The Rising Strong project will develop educational material for the community including: web based and social media material, short videos and graphics and some printed publications. Activations will include community film nights, VIP speakers in local halls, technical workshops for landowners delivering practical advice on how we can adapt to our changing climate, and adaptation planning sessions in key areas targeted for Biodiversity conservation.

A collaborative initiative of Tweed Landcare, Brunswick Valley Landcare, Richmond Landcare, Border Ranges-Richmond Valley Landcare and Upper Clarence Combined Landcare, Rising Strong is delivered by North Coast Regional Landcare Network. This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.

The project concludes in October 2020.