River

Brush up on nature knowledge

Sunday 4 December, 2005
Nature buffs can brush up on their knowledge of the region’s varying vegetation thanks to information sheets developed by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority.

Nature buffs can brush up on their knowledge of the region’s varying vegetation thanks to information sheets developed by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority.

The GBCMA recently put together 25 information sheets that classify vegetation within the region.

The Ecological Vegetation Class information sheets also detail major threats posed and the best methods to care for vegetation varieties.

GBCMA Biodiversity Projects Officer Kate Brunt said the idea was to educate landholders, Landcare groups and anyone interested in learning more with the hope vegetation would improve across the Catchment.

Throughout the region, 60 per cent of Box Ironbark Forests and 81 per cent of Red Gum Wetlands have been cleared.

The information sheets provide details on how to help re-generate these types of vegetation classes.

Other topics covered include Creekline Grassy Woodlands and Herb-rich Foothill Forests.

“We will use this as a tool to raise awareness when it comes to vegetation types,” Ms Brunt said.

“It will help to educate people on better management techniques, the different vegetation types and their requirements.

“People need to know things like, when you fence off a patch of bush, it requires ongoing nurturing.”

After 12 months consultation with community members, the information sheets were put together and have now been posted on the GBCMA’s website.

To access the information sheets visit /

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