Wetland Restoration on Private Land

'Whoop-Boom!' Over the past several weeks NGT has been helping with the Glenelg Hopkins CMA's Bittern Recovery Project, by undertaking listening surveys across several wetlands in south-west Victoria. 'Whoop-Boom' is the sound we have been eagerly listening for - the call of the male Australasian...

This year we have been delivering an Australasian Bittern habitat restoration project which is supported by Glenelg Hopkins CMA, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. A few months ago I wrote a short article about works we had undertaken at Aringa North,...

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...

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