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

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    Fine dining from waterways

    Natasha Childs serves up a feast of information on wetland food webs. Rivers and wetlands are a haven for native wildlife. Where there’s water, there’s food…and a long list of wetland animals waiting to dine out on a menu of plants, insects, fish, frogs and more. The aquatic food web begins at a microscopic level. […]

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    Bottle Bend bouncing back

    Habitat is bouncing back to health at Bottle Bend thanks to the latest watering event. Native plants, birds and frogs are making the most of the conditions.

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    Hopkins Wetlands

    The Glenelg Hopkins catchment has more than 5,400 wetlands, covering 73,000 ha or three per cent of the region’s area. This represents 14 per cent of Victoria’s total area of wetlands and 44 per cent of the state’s total number of wetlands.

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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.

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    Budj Bim Restoration Project

    The Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape is a section of volcanic plain that encompasses the area from Mt Eccles to the sea. The basalt lava flow created a series of wetlands and rivers including Lake Condah, Darlots Creek and Fitzroy River and estuary. In 2010, Lake Condah was restored and the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners are now focusing on protecting and restoring other waterways in the landscape.

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    Rare grassland at home in southern NSW

    In the Barmah-Millewa Forest you’ll find a distinctive grassy wetland known locally as the Moira grass plains. The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage is managing the latest delivery of environmental water to allow the distinctive grass to grow before setting seed over summer.