Woodland Birds

Woodland Birds

Over the last 200 years, more than 3/4 of Australia’s temperate woodlands have been cleared. ...

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Major Projects 2015-18

Major Projects 2015-18

Glenelg Hopkins CMA's Major Projects Brochure 2015-18...

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Fish Ecology Field Days

Fish Ecology Field Days

Glenelg Hopkins CMA, in partnership with the Victorian Environmental Water Holder will be holding Glenelg River Fish Ecology Field Days...

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Our Catchments, Our Communities

Our Catchments, Our Communities

Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville launched Our Catchments, Our Communities - Victoria's first state-wide strategy to integrated catchment management....

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Glenelg River Wetlands

Glenelg River Wetlands

HAVE YOUR SAY! The Glenelg Estuary and Discovery Bay Wetland Complex is proposed to be the next Victorian Ramsar site....

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  • Enviro Flow Benefits

    Enviro Flow Benefits

    The Glenelg River flows approximately 350km from Rocklands Reservoir to the river mouth at Nelson.

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  • Report fish deaths

    Report fish deaths

    Call the EPA - 1800444004 Under statewide protocols the EPA is the control agency for all fish kill related incidents.

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  • 0428982277 TextaCarp

    0428982277 TextaCarp

    Anglers who enjoy fishing in the Glenelg River, can help the CMA in its battle against carp just by picking up the phone

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  • Farewell Shorebirds

    Farewell Shorebirds

    Farewell Shorebirds will allow bird lovers of all shapes and sizes to learn more about shorebirds, follow their progress

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  • Ramsar recognition

    Ramsar recognition

    The outstanding natural wetland values of far south west Victoria are a step closer to international recognition.

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  • Riverprize Twinning

    Riverprize Twinning Project

    The Waterway Management Twinning Program pairs river management professionals from across south-eastern Australia with t

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  • Riverspace

    Riverspace

    View the Glenelg River Restoration Project on the Riverspace website!

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Glenelg Hopkins CMA Victoria, Australia

The Glenelg Hopkins Catchment encompasses the Glenelg, Hopkins and Portland Coast Basins lying south of the Great Dividing Range in south western Victoria.

The region 25,000 square kms, includes the cities and townships of Ballarat, Hamilton, Warrnambool, Ararat, Casterton, Mortlake, Port Fairy, Beaufort and Portland.

Major employment sources of agriculture, forestry and fishing provide nearly 25% of total employment. Agriculture is dominant, with forestry and fishing largely confined to the South -west coastal parts of the region.

Approximately 81% of the Glenelg Hopkins region has been developed for agricultural use. Around 2% of the catchment comprises pine forest, 16% is native forest and less than 1% is used for urban and industrial development.

The greatest impact on the region is the degradation caused by pest plant and animals, habitat loss, dryland salinity, decline in water quality of waterways and water erosion. These are many of the issues the Glenelg Hopkins CMA is trying to combat through its many programs. But it can only be done with the support of the community.