Fleurieu Peninsula Swamps

Friends and supporters will be pleased to hear planning for NGT's 10th anniversary events is well underway. We aim to provide a range of options across Victoria and South Australia, showcasing the variety of wonderful sites, methods, talented staff, collaborations, and stories that make up the...

Regular readers will recall, from a previous blog, a project at Yundi Nature Conservancy, where NGT is helping landholder and conservationist John Fargher restore an area of the critically endangered Fleurieu Peninsula Swamp ecological community. The property includes some intact areas of Fleurieu Peninsula Swamp,...

Over the years at NGT we've worked on wetland restoration investigations and implemented projects at wide range of wetland types. If you have been following these stories for some time, you will have seen how valuable digital elevation data (a Digital Elevation Model or DEM,...

The invasion and displacement of more diverse wetland vegetation by Phragmites australis (common reed) is an issue affecting many Fleurieu Peninsula Swamps, including some of the most intact examples such as Glenshera Swamp. Phragmites is a native wetland plant with a cosmopolitan distribution (native to...

Regular readers will be familiar with NGT's ongoing hydrological restoration work at Glenshera Swamp, on the Fleurieu Peninsula near Mount Compass.In the previous newsletter we described recent work completed to backfill an artificial drain that was denying flow to a natural, meandering creekline that formerly carried...

Over three wet days in early May, NGT staff (Mark and Ben) got to work with the assistance of an earthworks contractor, backfilling more artificial drains within Stipiturus Conservation Park. This important reserve contains a signification portion of Glenshera Swamp, the largest and most intact...

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