Wetland Restoration on Private Land

Native plants are sprouting and weeds are drowning at Glenshera Swamp, Stipiturus Conservation Park! Two years after hydrological restoration work began, the early-season rains are really showing results. Our sandbag structures, built with the help of many hardworking volunteers, are redirecting water into the swamp...

The Australasian Bittern (Botaurus poiciliptilus) is a key bird of dense swamps in south-west Victoria and south-east South Australia, but it is also Nationally Endangered.  Bitterns like to hide out in wetlands with tall dense vegetation and forage in still, shallow water. They are so...

[caption id="attachment_28775" align="alignleft" width="861"] Scale Swamp - December 2017[/caption] Scale Swamp is another great demonstration of the benefits of restoring hydrology to drained wetlands.  This 100 hectare swamp to the south of Dunkeld has a long-term history of drainage for grazing and low-intensity cropping.  In 2013,...

Last week I took the opportunity to check back in on some of the restoration sites we have been working on around the southern Grampians, and I have some good news! Let's start the journey a bit further east, and up the Bunnugal drain, to one...