Soil Biodiversity

Very little is known about the important function that soil biodiversity plays in maintaining healthy ecosystems.

Soil organisms recycle organic debris such as dead plant and animal matter and in the process releases nutrients into the soil so plants can reuse them. In addition soil organisms break down chemicals and pollutants that enter the soil and help maintain soil structure. Many activities such as stock grazing and loss of vegetation can dramatically effect soil micro-organisms and in return affect health and productivity of our soil.

Click here to find out more about soil biodiversity and the effects of grazing and cultivation.

The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.

We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

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