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  • Australasian Bat Night in Goulburn

    In celebration of the Australasian Bat Month – WIRES and Landcare are hosting a Bat Night When: Wednesday 28th March from 6pm Where: WORKSPACE2580, 56 Clinton Street Goulburn Topics that will be discussed: Why we need bats in our environment Ecosystems for bats — what bats need, where they live and where to find them Meet the locals — […]

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  • Clever Ways with Water

    In seven regions across the Murray-Darling Basin there is a lot of monitoring, measuring, analysing and testing going on. Why? To learn how environmental water impacts native plants, animals and ecosystems in different riverine environments. The focus of this work is to collect data across seven ‘selected areas’ (see map) in a consistent manner, to […]

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  • Rivers of Carbon Feeling Fishy Field Day – Yass Gorge 7th April 2018

    If you are in and around Yass on the 7th of April come and join the Rivers of Carbon team for a great day in Yass Gorge exploring native fish, bush tucker, indigenous river stories, Yass Gorge rehabilitation, and of course some cooked carp with our culinary giant Luke Pearce! We will have Waterwatch, Landcare, […]

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  • Fish friendly flows in the Central Murray

    Natasha Childs runs through what is being done to keep fish happy in central Murray rivers. Rivers in the central Murray valley once teemed with native fish like Golden perch and Murray cod, both primary sources of food for Aboriginal people. These large-bodied fish were also abundant during the early days of European settlement, and […]

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  • New life rising from the ashes: revegetating the Cotter Catchment

    The 18th of January 2018 marked the 15th anniversary of the Canberra bushfires which devastated the Canberra community and dramatically changed the landscape of the national capital. As well as taking the lives of four people and destroying hundreds of homes, the intense fires burnt through two thirds of the ACT including the forests of the Lower […]

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  • Managing the Southern Connections

    Natasha Childs explains the system-wide approach being taken to look after this network of rivers. The Southern Connected Basin is a network of rivers that feed into the Murray River between the Hume Dam and the sea. The network includes Victoria’s Goulburn, Campaspe and Loddon rivers, along with the Murrumbidgee, Edward-Wakool, Darling Rivers and, occasionally, […]

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  • Thrive: nature, water and wellbeing

    Our rivers, wetlands and floodplains have long supported our way of life, providing fresh water, fertile soils and food, as well as spiritual connection and recreation. As we developed the many opportunities created by rivers, it gradually became apparent that our management was having unexpected negative environmental consequences, and that if we were to sustain […]

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  • The Issue-Attention Cycle: Up and Down with Climate Change

    Anthony Downs, writing in the early 70s described the Issue-Attention Cycle – the five stage cycle of media attention and public interest regarding a particular issue.  His work is just as relevant today, particularly when we look at issues like climate change which as an issue, seems to have moved through the full five stages […]

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  • Explore. Cast. Discover. Recover… the value of fishing for our mental health

    I came across this great article from my good friend Matt Barwick all about the value of fishing for our mental health.  I know that when I camp near a river my shoulders relax, life slows down and I feel good.  It seems I am not the only one…  The photo above is quite a […]

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  • 2017 River Basin Management Society Awards Night – Nominations open Friday 21 July

    The 2017 River Basin Management Society Awards Night is on Friday 27th October.   Nominate a project, or someone who deserves to be recognised for their waterway management work. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the success of our industry on the banks of the Yarra River.  Enjoy drinks on the private balcony and a […]

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