We had an interesting workshop a few weeks ago, on the property of Landcare member, John MacGregor. Thanks to John for letting us on his property and to David Griffith for conducting the workshop.
John has been using a range of techniques to slow down water flowing across his land, in order to decrease erosion in a gully. This is what we learnt:
- ideally adjoining properties (in this case state forest) further up the catchment need to apply the same strategies to slow down flow
- I was surprised that John didn’t need to use logs or fallen trees – branches and sticks were successful
- these techniques can be combined with plantings around the edges of the erosion areas