Six weeks after the devastating Black Saturday Bush Fires the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network took on the role of coordinating volunteer support to help out the fire-affected communities. This network has 18 groups and 6 of them were burnt out including Kinglake, Strath Creek, Flowerdale, Cereberus Creek, Marysville and Yea River.
A recent study into fish populations of the lower Goulburn River has shown a diverse range of native fish exists. Although Murray cod (Maccullochella peelii peelii) are the most abundant large-bodied native species in the lower Goulburn River, few exceed the minimum legal size, now 600mm.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority has continued its substantial financial support for the Second Generation Landcare program for the 2009/2010 financial year allocating $429,716 to a number of key projects across the catchment.
The full transition to the Australian Government "Caring for Our Country" natural resource management funding program is now being felt across the state. This is especially affecting the delivery of traditional facilitator/coordinator support to grass roots Landcare groups. Recent commentary from around the state has seen a number of positions lost or redirected to other programs.
Shepparton Irrigation Region Implementation Committee put 10 questions to the Chairperson of the SIRIC about catchment management and his commitment to making a difference. The plan (the Catchment Implementation Strategy) was originally based on solving problems caused by too much water. How relevant is it now, in this period of prolonged drought?PG: The salinity problem hasn't gone away. It may not be obvious but it is still a huge issue for us. The Victorian Government has just finished...
The Broken Goulburn Implementation Committee Community Education Grants support community education and awareness of environment related catchment issues. The grants of up to $4,000 are provided to non-profit community groups and schools to assist them to promote catchment issues within their community.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Brisbane as Landcare Corporate Partnerships Facilitator. Karen has an extensive background in Landcare and has coordinated the Goulburn Murray Landcare Network in the Shepparton Irrigation Region for the past eight years. This involved working with individual Landcare groups, running farm walks and field days and organising projects.Tony Kubeil, Regional Landcare Coordinator said, "Karen...
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority hosted the launch of a new and exciting research project in the catchment on June 21, 2009 in partnership with Monash University's Australian Centre for Biodiversity.
Nagambie, 5-9 October 2009The course
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority is pleased to announce that the Seymour and District Art Society are the new temporary custodians of the Upper Goulburn Art Collection. The Upper Goulburn Art Collection has been managed as a travelling exhibition by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA) with works displayed in Council offices, libraries and other locations around the upper Goulburn catchment for the community to enjoy.
The Broken Boosey Conservation Management Network (BBCMN) is once again holding a photo competition as part of the development of our 2010 Biodiversity and Waterways Management Calendar.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority advises that the Community Education Grants 2009-10 round is now open.
After the devastation of the Black Saturday bushfires, landholders, public land managers and the environment are getting assistance from a government program that provides grants for environmental projects.
Have your say on local waterways, in world-first research looking at the social importance of lakes, rivers, creeks, wetlands and estuaries.