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Highlands and Strathbogie Wetland Field Day

Tuesday 3 August, 2010
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is holding a field day on Friday August 13 2010 for local landholders and interested others at Ruffy focusing on spring soak and peatland wetlands.

The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is holding a field day on Friday August 13 2010 for local landholders and interested others at Ruffy focusing on spring soak and peatland wetlands.

"The aim of the day is to promote the protection of wetlands in the Highlands and Strathbogie area and inform landholders about the current work by the Goulburn Broken CMA on the management of these unique wetlands." said Simon Casanelia, Goulburn Broken CMA Wetlands Project Officer.

"These ecosystems are under threat due to climate change as they are highly dependent on water balances and changes in rainfall patterns and watertable can significantly impact on these unique wetlands."

The day will start with presentations from the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research and Melbourne University discussing their recent investigations into the vegetation, management (including burning, grazing and slashing), water balance and history (via pollen analysis) of the unique spring soak and peatland wetlands in the Highlands and Strathbogie area.

Following the presentations at the Ruffy Hall, participants will travel to Janet & Justus Hagen's property in Ruffy to see and experience some of these unique wetlands first hand.

The event is catered with lunch being provided to those who RSVP. Weatherproof apparel will be required on the day, so please bring your gumboots.
For more information or to RSVP your attendance to the Wetland Field Day please contact the Goulburn Broken CMA on (03) 5820 1100 by 9th August 2010.

For more information on the Field Day please contact:

Simon Casanelia on (03) 5820 1126, or email simonc@gbcma.vic.gov.au