The eastern slopes of the Mount Lofty Ranges (hence Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges), spanning from Mannum to Goolwa, represent an important agricultural region and is home to over 60,000 people. The region offers diverse aquatic habitats, including stream and swamp (including nationally threatened Fleurieu Swamps) habitat as well as connectivity with the lower Murray and Lower Lakes, which support 27 native fish species (more than nearby freshwater regions of the Western Mt Lofty Ranges and Lower Lakes). Yet, the region is heavily altered (over 8000 farm dams) and more than half of the resident fish species considered regionally threatened. Aquasave – NGT has a long-term history of providing robust science to support the conservation and management of the native fish species in the region.
For more information on the region and the range of projects we are presently undertaking, see our new EMLR page here.