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River and wetland projects focusing on creating and maintaining healthy river and wetland ecosystems for fish waterbirds and other species.
  • Frogs and other fauna

    Particular species require tailored management strategies to promote breeding and create conditions in which they can thrive.
  • Native and Introduced fish

    Strategies for protecting and rejuvenating native fish species as well as managing introduced pest fish species.
  • Vegetation

    Particular species require tailored management strategies to promote growth and create conditions in which they can thrive.
  • Waterbirds

    Particular species require tailored management strategies to promote breeding and create conditions in which they can thrive.

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    Glenelg River Restoration Project

    Over fourteen years the Project has worked with over 659 individual landholders, community groups and government agencies to help construct 1725km of fencing, planted more than half a million trees and direct seeded 796km of waterway frontage. The restoration program has also completed 2784ha of weed control, re-instated 870 pieces of large wood, opened 977km of the Glenelg river and its tributaries to fish movement and established and delivered an environmental flows entitlement.

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    Kaluna Park - A riverine bushland restoration project.

    Kaluna Park Kaluna Park is an area of 3.7 ha approximately 300 m from Wangaratta Post Office. It adjoins Merriwa Park, a popular recreational area frequented by residents and visitors to Wangaratta. Before restoration commenced, Kaluna Park was a mass of impenetrable introduced plants such as Hawthorn, Privet, Box Elder, Honeysuckle and Blackberry, as well […]

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    Dewfish Demonstration Reach

    The Dewfish Demonstration Reach is Queensland’s first Native Fish Strategy (www.finterest.com.au) Demonstration reach. It was established to demonstrate and promote what can be done to achieve a healthy river system for native fish and the greater river catchment. The reach is managed by a dedicated team at the Condamine Alliance (www.condaminealliance.com.au), who strive to achieve positive outcomes for native fish whilst engaging the community in their river.

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    Rivers of Carbon - Southern Tablelands Riparian Linkages Project

    ‘Rivers of Carbon’ is an exciting new initiative working in partnership with landholders, the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority, Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority, and other organisations in the Southern Tablelands to link native vegetation and previously rehabilitated sites to form intact riparian corridors – creating ‘rivers of carbon’.

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    Carrs, Cappitts and Bunberro Creeks Rehabilitation

    This project will contribute to river rehabilitation in the lower River Murray by enhancing habitats within the CCB Creeks system as fish spawning and nursery areas, so they act as source populations for fish. There are few anabranches along the Murray or Darling Rivers with this potential.

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    Pudman Creek Protection and Restoration

    The successful re-introduction of the Southern Pygmy Perch at a new home along the Pudman Creek in New South Wales has strengthened efforts to increase the spread and survival of this threatened native fish. The Southern Pygmy Perch (Nannoperca australis), is a small, attractive native fish once found in most areas of the Murray and lower Murrumbidgee catchments in NSW. During the past 25 years they have disappeared from most of their natural range in response to habitat degradation, particularly the loss of aquatic vegetation and associated macroinvertebrates.

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    Boorowa River Recovery

    The Boorowa catchment is characterised by farms of various sizes (from 100 ha up to 5000 ha) including rural residential holdings and small regional centres. The main town in the catchment is Boorowa with a population of 2390 (ABS 2010). The area has a long heritage of fine wool production but this has been declining due to changing terms of trade since the 1970’s, and long periods of drought (Race et.al. 2007). Poor water quality and unsustainable land management have also affected productivity and eroded the resource base for future income and livelihoods both on and off farm.

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    Murray Wetland Carbon Storage project

    Extensive vegetation clearing and altered land management have caused a reduction in the extent and diversity of carbon stores across Australia. Wetlands represent a major potential carbon sink with high levels of productivity and integral incorporation of carbon into sediments, as well as contributing to biodiversity within the landscape.

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    Environmental watering of Fletchers Creek: the value of project partnerships

    Fletchers Creek is an ephemeral creek, that when flows, empties into Fletchers Lake and is located about 7 km north-west of Dareton, in western New South Wales.
    The Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group Ltd. and the Barkindji Maraura Elders Environment Team have entered into a partnership project to deliver and monitor environmental water to Fletchers Creek.