In-stream Habitat

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Riverine plants and animals require particular habitats and water flows to thrive unfortunately these have been significantly altered through human intervention. Here we are trying to 'put back' what we have taken away.
  • Flow regime

    Flows in rivers and wetlands are naturally variable and we are developing new ways of allocating, releasing and managing water to create the conditions vital for ecosystems to thrive.
  • Large Woody Debris

    Wood in rivers and wetlands provides shelter, food and refuge for fish and many other species. A variety of techniques and approaches are being used to put wood back, and these are shared here.
  • Water temperature

    Water that istoo hot or too cold can have devestating effects on plants and animals. Here we learn more about how to manage this tricky in-stream habitat variable so that optimum ecosystem health can be achieved.

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    Keeping watch over a wandering wetland

    It’s big. It’s complex. And it’s on the move. But don’t be alarmed. Scientists are keeping a close eye on this wandering giant. The Macquarie Marshes have a long history of change, and scientists are helping to tell the story.

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    Fiery Creek Restoration Project

    The Fiery Creek Restoration Project is protecting and restoring the upper reaches of Fiery Creek which contain some of the best examples of remnant riparian vegetation and physical habitat in the Upper Hopkins Basin.

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    Grange Burn Restoration Project

    This program of works aims to enhance the natural habitat features and recreational fishing amenities on the Grange Burn through Hamilton. This will compliment previous works along the river undertaken by the Grange Burn Stakeholders Group, Glenelg Hopkins CMA, Conservation Volunteers Australia and the Southern Grampians Shire Council.