waterholesMyall Springs has been home to the Carter family for four generations. Traditionally the undulating native grass country supported sheep, cattle and cropping operations.

Over the last 12 years, Matt and Mel Carter have changed the way they farm this beautiful country, placing a strong focus on natural resource management. Conscious that just three and four generations ago their forefathers enjoyed a much more fruitful enterprise, Matt and Mel have focused upon on regenerating native grasslands, waterways and soil health to restore the land to the diverse and thriving ecosystem it was in earlier times.

With set goals of what they wanted to achieve from a production and natural resource management perspective, a turning point was in 2006 when right in the middle of the drought the water holes were actually holding clean water and they were starting to flow.

For more information about the Carter’s focus on Natural Resource Management you might like to view some extracts from various publications, particularly the case study from Namoi Catchment Management Authority. You can click on the images below to download as PDF documents.