Gooseneck Swamp Restoration Trial

We are in the early stages of developing a volunteer-based wetland monitoring program to learn more about the ecological responses of two restored wetland systems in the southern Grampians.The Walker, Gooseneck, and Brady Swamp wetland complex, and Green Swamp, have undergone significant hydrological changes over...

On the weekend of the 17th and 18th of April, the Hamilton Field Naturalists' Club hosted the South East Australian Naturalists' Association (SEANA) autumn 2021 campout. The event had been cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, so it was great to see it go ahead...

A lot of ecological restoration, management and science involves sitting at a desk, but I have a strong belief that ecologists should regularly spend time in the ecosystems on which they work. Not just focused work time, with specific tasks to achieve, but leisure time...

Since the initial restoration trials at Gooseneck and Brady Swamp, we have been keeping an eye on how the fish and frogs are doing. A key justification for restoring hydrology is to ensure that these species have an opportunity to breed and for many species,...

Next up in this series (note: you can see Part 1 here) of short 2-page papers I wrote-up after presenting at the Restore, Regenerate, Revegetate  (RRR) Conference in Armidale last year, is a story describing how NGT worked with a wide range of people to progress two proposed restoration projects...

After the recent post about a Platypus sighting, we received some fantastic feedback from our newsletter subscribers.Ryan Duffy from Parks Victoria said the sighting caused a bit of excitement in their Grampians office, because the only official records and recent sightings from within the National Park are on the...

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...

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