It's that time of year again when the Macquarie Perch enjoy the warmer waters and start their spawning cycle. Each year between October and December, when water temperatures exceed 16°C, the Macquarie Perch lay their eggs in riffles and runs of rocky streams. The eggs then drift downstream and lodge amongst the cobble and will stay there until they hatch 10-11 days later.
The Expression of Interest for Natural Resource Management Projects in the Goulburn Broken Catchment in 2013-14 is now open. The regional community, agencies and other stakeholders are encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for projects that address priorities of the catchment community.
More than 75 per cent of the 148 projects funded through Round 1 of the Farm Water Program have now been completed.
A second spring flow fresh is to be released through the lower Goulburn River below Goulburn Weir in November.
Wednesday 7 November 2012
Winter salt disposal from Public Groundwater Pumps in the Shepparton Irrigation Region has recently been completed. This is the first time in over a decade that winter salt disposal has occurred.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
'Greater than Gold' is a farmer-led Landcare project working towards improved soil health in the Graytown-Costerfield region. The area is predominantly sheep grazing, with few cattle and some opportunity cropping.
Australians have a great affinity with their backyards – both their own backyard and the bigger landscape – the landscape that makes Australia so unique.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Environmental flows have started to be delivered in the lower Goulburn River.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Seventy people attended an exciting and educational 'Walk and Squawk', a bird watching day at Yourang Reserve on the Broken Creek, which was sponsored by the Broken Boosey Conservation Management Network (CMN).
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) as the peak natural resource body in the Goulburn Broken Catchment proudly supports the success of the drumMUSTER initiative and congratulates the drumMUSTER Program on more than a decade of service and reaching the collection of their 20 millionth drum.
The Frogs and Farm Dams Project, a collaborative project between the Longwood East Landcare Group and the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA), has begun for 2012. The project includes planting in and around dams to increase frog and tadpole habitat, and recording which types of frogs are using the farm dams.Frogs identified from the acoustic recorders placed near seven dams include the Plains Froglet, Common Froglet, Plains Brown Froglet, Spotted Marsh Frog, Perons Tree Frog and some growling Pobblebonks.
The Annual Yorta Yorta Youth Journey commences across country at Murchison next week on the 15th October.
Hollands Creek Demonstration Reach will benefit from further funding, from the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA), to continue works to protect the endangered Macquarie perch and enhance stream health.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is running an incentive program for wetland and remnant protection on private land in the northern plains of the Goulburn Broken Catchment. Incentives are available for fencing and alternative watering points, including dams and troughs, where stock had previously used the protected area as a source of water.