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North East Wine Zone forum

22 June 2023 - 8.15am to 6pm
Wangaratta Performing Arts and Convention Centre
Register at https://events.humanitix.com/newz-forum-2023 
More information at https://www.newzcommunity.au/forum

The forum has been designed to provide grapegrowers and winemakers in north east Victoria with the opportunity to network and learn from their peers and industry experts. The forum combines conference style presentations and practical workshops.

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.

Improving Livingstone Creek habitat builds resilience for endangered Maccas

Work is underway on a project to restore habitat for the endangered Macquarie Perch along Livingstone Creek, Omeo with the installation of timber into the waterway, fencing to exclude stock and revegetation of the riparian area to provide shade and shelter for the species.