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North East Regional Catchment Strategy approved by Victorian Government

The new North East Regional Catchment Strategy (RCS) provides a long-term vision and blueprint for investment into and management of natural resources for north east Victoria.

It reflects the responses of those living, working, visiting and connecting with the region, who were asked for their vision for north east Victoria’s land, water, biodiversity and community resources.


Cascades Connection forum at Wangaratta

Yorta Yorta Dja Dja Wurrung man Damien Saunders, together with Ian Minns and Kelvin Berry from Wangaratta Landcare & Sustainability welcomed delegates on Wednesday to Mullinmur Billabongs to kick off the annual Cascades Connections Landcare Facilitator and Project Officer event.

40 Landcare support staff enjoyed the two-day event is organised by North East CMANorth Central CMAGoulburn Broken CMA and Corangamite Catchment Management Authority and drew participants from across all four regions.

Discussions centred around local riparian restoration and education, peer-to-peer learning and conflict resolution training; as well as a special Landcare panel on Wednesday night.

Corangamite CMA will host the next Cascades Connections Landcare Facilitators event.


Healthy Rivers Grant to support Kiewa River project

North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has welcomed a $398,888 grant from the Australian Government’s Murray-Darling Healthy Rivers Program to support a project to protect threatened fish species through works undertaken in the Kiewa River.


King River - caring for country

Water for the environment delivered to the King River has been boosted this season, through a partnership between North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA), Taungurung Land and Waters Council (TLaWC), the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) and a dedicated landholder on the King River.


The right data drives farm business success

The North East Catchment Management Authority is undertaking a number of case studies, demonstrating how leading farmers from North East Victoria are managing the risks associated with climate change. The Embedding Climate Adaptation in Agriculture project is working with the region’s farmers to determine how the use of climate projections supports their farm management. This project is supported by North East Catchment Management Authority, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

Andrew Russell is a partner in a Rutherglen family farming operation driven by data.

This data covers the full gamut of the seed production and farming businesses - weather records, trial results, seed quality specifications, soil information - are all important to decisions made every day and across seasons.

Mr Russell said weather data collected on his property was now proving so valuable he expected to install one or two more weather stations on farm to support predicting and managing climate change variability.

“We have a baseline. Instead of trying to catch rainbows we set rotations and we will modify that if the Bureau says there is a higher probability of a dry year, a drought year or a wet year,” he said.


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