Environmental water is water set aside to be
used to improve or maintain the health of rivers,
floodplains and wetlands, and the plants and
animals that depend upon them.
Of the total amount of water captured and
stored in dams (such as Hume and Eildon), 20
per cent is used for the environment, 20 per
cent for urban and industry and 60 per cent for
Moira grass (Pseudoraphis spinescens) plains in the Barmah Forest are benefiting from environmental water
delivered between July and October.
Make the most of advice available from local Department staff on how to best manage your farm water supplies
for livestock, recommends Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority Land Health Manager Rhiannon
Turquoise parrot chicks are hatching in purpose-built nest boxes installed to provide shelter for the threatened bird in the Chesney Hills and Warby Ranges.
Endangered woodlands and wetlands on private properties are being protected thanks to funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.
In-stream structures placed in Hughes Creek earlier this year appear to be helping create deep pools needed for
threatened Macquarie Perch to shelter in.
Access to a popular Goulburn River fishing site by Gilmour’s Bridge near Thornton is about to be improved.
Grants of up to $10,000 are available through the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority’s Beyond Soilcare project for organisations to run activities and events for local farmers that promote sustainable farming and soil health activities.
Endangered and threatened species in the Goulburn Broken Catchment including the Regent Honeyeater, Warby Swamp Gum, Superb Parrot and Euroa Guinea Flower will be protected thanks to funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.
The Goulburn Broken CMA is running two free strategic planning workshops to help set your farm business up to better cope with dry and variable seasonal conditions.
The Victorian Government’s Our Catchments, Our Communities strategy aims to provide strategic directions on how integrated catchment management can deliver better long-term land productivity and environmental goals across the state.
With a dress code of frocks and gumboots, the inaugural Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) Chicks in the Sticks gathering at Mt Buller on November 27 is certain to be a memorable celebration of the achievements of rural women.
Landholders interested in grants to protect box-gum grassy woodlands, grey box and buloke grassy woodlands, or seasonal herbaceous wetlands on their property are invited to lodge an Expression of Interest with the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) by November 13.
An advisory group representing the interests of industry, farmers and community in the Shepparton Irrigation Region may have a new name but will continue the good work done by previous similar groups over the past two decades.
The importance of different types and ages of vegetation and trees in supporting the region’s native wildlife was highlighted at a Whroo Goldfields Conservation Management Network (CMN) field day at One Eye Forest near Heathcote recently.