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In 1986, it took little effort from bush regenerators to persuade the New South Wales Department of Technical and Further Education (TAFE) to set up a new course specifically for the bush regeneration industry, but the unique nature of training for ecological restoration and management was...
Through a combination of on‐ground actions, policies and plans, this military training area – set within an important Box–Ironbark Ecosystem – is being managed in a manner that provides compatibility with the conservation of biodiversity.
Summary Offsets (also known as mitigation banks, compensatory habitat, set‐asides) is a policy instrument recently introduced in several States in Australia to permit some land clearing while striving for no net loss in the extent and condition of native vegetation overall. Offsetting is...
Summary The Australian irrigation industry diverts significant volumes of water from our rivers, and as such, may also divert and entrain riverine fish. Although it is widely acknowledged that our native fish fauna have been greatly affected by a variety of anthropogenic changes, little is known...
Summary The Western Treatment Plant, a major sewage treatment plant west of Melbourne, Australia, is widely regarded as a significant conservation site for waterbirds. But experiences from various parts of the world suggest that sewage can also be hazardous to waterbirds, and has probably been...
Summary Landholder adoption of conservation practices has been extensively researched in dryland areas, but there has been less research into the adoption of biodiversity conservation practices in irrigation areas. The Murray Catchment Management Authority (MCMA) and Murray Irrigation Limited...
Summary Our study aimed to examine the applicability of a native plant restoration technique involving close grazing, blanket herbicide spraying and mob stocking (to trample the seed into the soil) for establishing New Zealand native tree and shrub species into exotic hill country pasture. This...
Summary The presence of sulfidic sediments (potential acid sulfate soils) is an emerging problem in the management of inland wetlands. Using data from 81 wetlands in the Murray‐Darling Basin, a simple protocol was developed to assess whether a wetland will contain sulfidic sediments at levels...
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