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- Notes Information Series
- Locally native plants suitable for gardening in the Shepparton Region
- Biodiversity Risk Mitigation Protocols for Roadsides
- Biodiversity Monitoring Action Plan (BMAP)
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- Shepparton East Flood Study
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The Biodiversity Strategy follows implementation of Goulburn Broken CMA’s 'Native Vegetation Management Strategy' and 'From the Fringe to Mainstream – a Strategic Plan for Integrating Native Biodiversity' (developed in 2004).
Biodiversity underpins the health of our intimately connected natural and managed systems, especially agriculture. Biodiversity is under increased pressure from climate variability and change, and rapid changes in land and water use. After thirteen years of drought, the driest period on record, the message is clear: leadership is required to equip people, enterprises and environments adapt to these change.
This Biodiversity Strategy for the Goulburn Broken Catchment 2010-2015 is the next step of the journey in improving the resilience of ecosystems so that they continue to provide habitat for flora and fauna and to provide the ecosystem services for more immediate human needs such as the filtering of water, the pollinating of crops and the provision of aesthetically pleasing places to live and play.
|Biodiversity Strategy for the Goulburn Broken Catchment 2010-2015|
This Biodiversity Strategy is the next step of the journey in improving the resilience of ecosystems so that they continue to provide habitat for flora and fauna and to provide the ecosystem services for more immediate human needs such as the filtering of water, the pollinating of crops and the provision of aesthetically pleasing places to live, work and play.
|Birds of the Lower King Parrot Valley|
|Wildflowers of the Foothills and Mountains of Northeastern Victoria|
|Wildflowers of the Plains and Low Hills of Northeastern Victoria|
|Woodland Birds of North East Victoria|
|Freshwater Fish, Crayfish and Turtles of North East Victoria|
|CFOC Regent Honeyeater Project Brochure|
|Privately funded contributions to NRM activities in the Goulburn Broken Catchment: Testing the “x2 Assumption”|
Department of Primary Industries, June 2009.
|Green Graze Pilot Project - Final Report|
|From the Fringe to Mainstream: A Strategic Plan for Integrating Native Biodiversity|
For many years Goulburn Broken catchment communities have recognised the importance of native biodiversity and the need to include it as a key component of decision-making. The production of this strategic plan follows through on the GB CMA’s commitment listed in Goulburn Broken Regional Catchment Strategy (1997), building on other strategic plans such as the Goulburn Broken Native Vegetation Management Strategy (2000).
|A Wildlife Guide for Landholders|
This booklet provides details on some of the species of wildlife found in the plains and box-ironbark regions, a summary of the major threats facing many of our wildlife species and some of the general management actions that can help.
|Biodiversity Risk Mitigation Protocols for Roadsides|
Roadsides provide immensely important refuge for biodiversity in agricultural landscapes. This report provides clear guidelines and simple measures to improve the capacity of local government to manage roadside management activities so as to reduce the risk of inadvertent damage to biodiversity values.
|Sustainable Riverine Timber Industry Study|
This report scopes the issues relating to the expansion of a sustainable timber industry in the catchments of northern Victoria. The report has been prepared primarily for the floodplain areas in the Goulburn Broken Catchment, situated in northern Victoria and part of the Murray Darling Basin.
|Overview of invertebrates in the Goulburn Broken Catchment|
|Overview of non-vascular plants, lichens, fungi and algae in the Goulburn Broken Catchment: their status, threats and management.|
|Goulburn Broken CMA Biodiversity Status and Condition Report|
|Modelling Tree Hollow Availability in Barmah Forest|
A research report by ecologists at the Australian Centre for Biodiversity (Monash University) examining the availability of tree hollows in Barmah Forest as habitat for hollow-dependent fauna.
|Riparian and Instream Native Flora and Fauna of the Goulburn Broken Catchment|
|Threatened flora and fauna species and non-threatened vertebrate fauna in the Goulburn Broken Catchment: status, trends and management|
|The Bush Stone-curlew in Northern Victoria Conversations and Conservation|
Wary and elusive, the Bush Stone-curlew of south- eastern Australia is a largely unseen dweller of treed farmland and woodland remnants. Its eerie call, coming on dusk or during the night, its rather curious physical appearance, and its very elusiveness all contribute to the fascination this bird holds for many.
Native Vegetation in the Shepparton Irrigation Region
This document was developed to provide detailed information on native flora in the SIR and allow easy identification of the varied vegetation covering the region from magnificent River Red Gums, through to sweet-smelling Bursaria, petite Tiny Stars and elusive Blue Caladenia's.
|Title, Acknowledgments, Contents and Index|
|Groundcovers: A to J|
|Groundcovers: L to Z|
|Vegetation Changes, References, Best Management Practices and Funding Opportunities|
Threatened Native Vegetation Communities of the Goulburn Broken Region
An information package has been compiled by the DSE and the GBCMA to provide information on the identification, management and conservation of threatened grassy vegetation communities in the Goulburn Broken Catchment.
The vegetation communities highlighted in particular include:
- Grey Box-Buloke Grassy Woodlands,
- Northern Plains Grassland and
- Box-Gum Grassy Woodlands and derived grasslands.
In addition there are two documentaries 'Treasures of Our Grassy Woodlands' and 'Native Grasslands of the Victorian Riverina' which are a good introduction to the subject matter.
Volume 1: Native Vegetation Management Strategy
Explains refinement of the 1999 Draft (Vol 1), including updated appendices and maps, to December 2003.
|Catchment Response (2000)|
Addresses the issues raised during community consultation on the 1999 Draft
| Vol 1 Introduction (1999) |
This is the Draft Native Vegetation Management Strategy.
|Vol 1 Part A|
Discusses the issues surrounding the scientific, government policy and community attitudes that have driven changes in natural resource management over the past couple of decades.
|Vol 1 Part B|
Explains what the Goulburn Broken will do regarding native vegetation management – our goals.
|Vol 1 Part C|
Explains how we will achieve our goals.
|Vol 1 Appendices|
Volume 2: Native Vegetation Retention Controls - Regional Guidlines
|Native Vegetation Retention Controls|
|Addendum to Native Vegetation Retention Controls|
This addendum provides additional information to Appendix 4, Table 4 in Volume 2 of the Goulburn Broken Native Vegetation Plan 2003 (Regional Guidelines for Native Vegetation Retention Controls), in response to changes to the Victorian Native Vegetation Management Framework. The information provided therein is to be used in conjunction with the guidelines to determine and provide offsets for ‘small / slow growing’ trees and very large old trees.
|GB CMA 2007 EVC Bioregional Conservation Status, Tenure and Depletion Statement|
|Native Vegetation – Modelled Extent 2005|
Ecological Vegetation Class (EVC) Information Sheets
The following information sheets provide an overview of the key components of each EVC and outline threats, management tips and key flora and fauna species. They also contain a description of the EVC, images of the EVC in different parts of the Catchment, a distribution map and, in most cases, comparative images of the EVC in good and degraded condition.
|Introduction to the Ecological Vegetation Class (EVC) Information Sheets|
Ecological Vegetation Class (EVC) information sheets have been developed to help increase the knowledge and understanding of extension officers, Landcare members, local government, landholders and individuals interested in managing native vegetation in the Goulburn Broken Catchment.
|Floodplain Riparian Woodland|
|Granitic Hills Woodland|
|Grassy Dry Forest|
|Perched Boggy Shrubland|
|Plains Grassy Wetland|
|Sand Ridge Woodland|
|Rocky Outcrop Shrubland-herbland Mosaic|
|Shallow Sand Woodland|
|Spring Soak Woodland|
|Valley Grassy Forest|
|Box Ironbark Forest|
|Cane Grass Wetlands|
|Creekline Grassy Woodland|
|Heathy Dry Forest|
|Herb-rich Foothill Forest|
|Plains Grassy Woodland|
|Red Gum Wetland|
|Riverine Chenopod Woodland|
|Riverine Grassy Woodland-Sedgey Riverine Forest|
|Swampy Riparian Woodland|
|Valley Heathy Forest|
|Landscape Change - Final Report.pdf|