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Report waterway issues via Survey 123

The North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has this week made the transition to Survey 123 from the  existing Snap Send Solve application to support landholders and the public to report waterway related issues.

The enhanced integration of Survey 123 with North East CMA’s internal systems will allow for a more streamlined process.


New video celebrates Alpine Peatland protection

North East Victoria is home to more than 2000 hectares of Alpine Peatlands, an endangered ecological community listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (1999). 

Alpine Peatlands, or Alpine Sphagnum Bogs and Associated Fens, are a priority ecological community for the North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA) supported through a five-year project to protect and enhance these unique environments. 

This five-year, cross-regional project is coordinated by the Victorian Alpine Peatlands Project Coordinating Committee (VAPCC) and delivered in collaboration across three CMA regions (North East, East Gippsland and West Gippsland) with Parks Victoria. This project is funded by the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.

Now a new video has been released at https://youtu.be/QmyxVs7lXHA, developed by North East CMA to mark completion of the Cross Regional Victorian Alpine Peatlands Protection Project. Partners in the video are Parks Victoria, East Gippsland CMA, West Gippsland CMA and Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation.


Disaster funding supports flood damage repair to Hodgson and Burgoigee Creeks

CHANNEL control structures damaged by flooding in December 2018 in Hodgson Creek and adjoining catchments on the Beechworth Plateau will be replaced and repaired with funding received from the Australian Government.

The North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has received $210,325 from the inaugural round of the Australian Government’s Disaster Ready Fund to address damage from isolated thunderstorms that delivered more than 200mm in rainfall in less than 24 hours. The funding is matching co-contributions by the Victorian Government and North East CMA.


Storymap: Protecting the Peatlands Together

Earlier this year, Parks Victoria facilitated the gathering in the Victorian Alps, extending invites to members of the Victorian Alpine Peatlands Project Coordinating Committee (VAPPCC), Traditional Owner groups, and others working in Alpine Conservation. The gathering brought together people with diverse skills such as specialist alpine scientists and researchers, field teams who spend their 9-5 work days physically protecting alpine peatlands from threats like weeds, deer and fire, as well as Australian Government and Catchment Management Authority staff, who manage the Alpine Peatlands Project in accordance with the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act.

The focus of the gathering was to form connections with one another, learn from each other's experiences, celebrate progress, and identify ways to coordinate more effectively to care for peatlands especially in a changing climate.

Read more at this Storymap at Protecting the Peatlands Together (arcgis.com)

 


Study examines growing climate adaptation response among North East farmers

Information that is relevant, accessible and trusted is critical to those farmers seeking to adapt their agricultural businesses to changes in climate according to a study which examined the results of surveys taken by the North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA) while working with approximately 1800 land managers in north east Victoria during the past four years.


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