Natural asset farming is steadily being embraced by landholders as a way to improve biodiversity and production on their properties.
The method refers to enhancing natural assets in the agricultural landscape, from farm dams and tree lines, to rocky outcrops and creek beds.
Cattle producer David Waters featured in a recently released book on the farming method called Natural Asset Farming: Creating Productive and Biodiverse Farms and authored by David Lindenmayer, Suzannah Macbeth, David Smith and Michelle Young.
Close to 95 per cent of Mr Waters's Batlow, NSW property was burnt out in the Black Summer bushfires.
But unlike many affected, his farm dam's water quality was not impacted by ash.