Plants grown from Silver Banksia seeds collected by Euroa Arboretum members in the late 1990s are being used to help boost the species’ population across the Agricultural Floodplains in the north of the Goulburn Broken Catchment.
Nest boxes for the brush-tailed phascogales, pardalotes, gliders and owls have been installed in Box Ironbark forests in the western part of the Goulburn Broken Catchment, thanks to a $1300 City of Greater Bendigo community grant.
The findings of a flow study for the Goulburn River downstream of Lake Eildon to Nagambie will help identify opportunities for flows to benefit the river’s environmental, social and economic values.
Two of the six newest Fruit Industry Employment Program (FIEP) participants are helping with the fire recovery effort at Kinnairds Wetland near Numurkah.
Environmental water delivered to Moodies Swamp later this month (May) aims to promote breeding habitat for waterbirds and protect nationally threatened plants.
Community and landholder involvement would be critical to improving and protecting habitat for the threatened Turquoise Parrot, Member for Benalla Dr Bill Sykes said the launch of the Practical Parrot Action Project at Glenrowan on Sunday, May 4.
Landholders keen to learn how to manage native grasses more effectively are invited to attend a free workshop in Benalla on May 8 featuring two speakers who are experts in the field on how Aborigines used fire to manage and shape the Australian landscape.
A free workshop featuring US animal behaviourist Professor Fred Provenza will be held at Swanpool on May 12 and will highlight how understanding grazing behaviour can lead to improvements in animal performance and biodiversity.
Glenrowan and district landholders and community members are invited to attend the Practical Parrot Project launch on Sunday, May 4 to find out how they can become involved in protecting the threatened Turquoise Parrot.
Environmental watering of Kinnairds and Black wetlands aims to mirror natural wetting and drying patterns as well as help fauna and flora re-establish after fire damaged the wetlands in February, Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) Environmental Water Project Officer Jo Wood says.
Fish surveys to be carried out along the Goulburn River between the Yea River junction and Seymour could confirm the presence of threatened Macquarie Perch in the river, Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) River Health Officer Sue Kosch said.
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) Land Health Manager Rhiannon Apted’s passion for sustainable agriculture made her a fitting recipient of the2014 Ken Sampson Memorial Fairley Leadership Scholarship, Goulburn Broken CMA Chair Murray Chapman said.
Understanding the importance of wetlands to migratory species was the main focus of a field day held at Winton Wetlands recently.
The 2013 shallow watertable map, recently completed for the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) by Goulburn-Murray Water, shows that despite a below average rainfall year the groundwater levels have remained relatively constant.
Even though autumn is well and truly here, across the Goulburn Broken Catchment most wetlands and swampy areas are still in a natural drying phase.