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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.

Mudgegonga field day focuses on practicalities of farm emissions

A field day at Mudgegonga this month will explore the options for reducing farm emissions and accessing supply chains looking for low-emissions intensity produce. Speakers will also cover genomics, plant breeding, pasture species suitable for high rainfall areas, and improving soil health to capture productivity gains.

King River fishway underway at Docker

The North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has recently commenced a fish-friendly upgrade of the stream gauge control structure on Taungurung Country over the King River at Docker.

The existing sheet-pile control structure will be replaced with a rock structure that will gauge stream flow accurately, provide fish passage, minimise erosion, all whilst having minimal maintenance requirements.

Lower Ovens Flow Recommendations Study identifies needs of rivers and wetlands

The Lower Ovens Flow Recommendations Study will bring together scientific, cultural and community knowledge to identify the types of flows needed in the waterways of the Lower Ovens system and the wetting and drying patterns required in associated wetlands.