Water for vegetation

Water for vegetation

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    Helping fish thrive through the wet and the dry

    Author: Dr Matthew Coleman, MDBA General Manager Science and Evaluation This year, helping to sustain native fish populations will be a priority for water planners and environmental water holders. The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has released its recommendations on how water for the environment should be used so that it best meets the needs of […]

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    Flows through our land

    Natasha Childs links us with the network of waterways connecting people and animals in our landscapes. Not too far from where we are, a patchwork of forests, farms and towns stretches out across the landscape. Bush tracks connect country kids with school bus routes. Rail lines carry world-class food and fibre to market. Freeways bring […]

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    Supporting river systems: why cross-border watering works

    Natasha Childs explains the system-wide approach being taken to look after this network of rivers. The Southern Connected Basin is a network of rivers that feed into the Murray River between the Hume Dam and the sea. The network includes Victoria’s Goulburn, Campaspe and Loddon rivers, along with the Murrumbidgee, Edward-Wakool, Darling Rivers and, occasionally, […]

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    Behind the scenes - monitoring NSW wetlands

    Mud, dust and creepy-crawlies – monitoring the wetlands of inland NSW can be a challenging but hugely rewarding job. Take a behind-the-scenes look at a typical day for OEH staff in the field.

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    See the 'Top Six Wetland Wonders' of inland NSW

    No time for a road trip? Still craving the great outdoors?
    Then sit back and enjoy our Top Six Wetland Wonders as recommended by people on the ground who are working to restore and protect the rivers and wetlands of inland New South Wales.

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    Carrs, Capitts and Bunberoo (CCB) Creeks system receive much needed drink

    In April 2016 the Carrs, Capitts and Bunberoo (CCB) Creeks system, in south-west New South Wales, will get a much needed drink, with nearly one billion litres of environmental water being delivered. The aim is to rejuvenate the threatened River Red Gum and Black Box ecological communities and wetlands that have not received environmental water since 2006.

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    Victorian Volcanic Plain Stewardship Program

    Private landholders across the VVP within the Glenelg Hopkins region will share National Landcare Program funding to undertake a range of activities that will assist in protecting biodiversity while maintaining productive farming practices. Activities include fencing grasslands and wetlands to improve grazing management, weed control, photo point monitoring, pest plant and animal control and monitoring and mosaic burning.

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    A new perspective on wetlands

    Staff from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage have captured a series of ‘photospheres’ which provide a 360 degree view of wetlands in the north-west. You can use the on-screen tools to navigate around the wetland or – for a truly immersive experience – try a virtual reality headset instead.

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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.