Mt Emu Ck commitment

Mt Emu Ck commitment

When beef farmers Brad and Marg Gilmour first started fencing their Mt Emu Creek frontage near Terang 30 years ago, many locals thought they were a bit eccentric. ...

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Glenelg River Restoration Project

Glenelg River Restoration Project

The region’s iconic river restoration project aims to restore health to the Glenelg River. Recipient of the 2013 Australian Riverprize and now finalist for the 2014 International Riverprize....

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Glenelg Basin Funding

Glenelg Basin Funding

Glenelg Hopkins CMA is providing incentive payments for landholders with areas of river frontage in the Glenelg Basin....

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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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Japanese Landcare exchange

Japanese Landcare exchange

RMIT University, the Glenelg Hopkins CMA, Friends of Yatmerone and the Pierrepoint Land Protection Group welcomed Japanese Landcarers to the region in March 2014....

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  • Glenelg Flow update

    Glenelg Flow update

    Glenelg Hopkins CMA is the environmental flow manager for the Glenelg River. View current Glenelg River flows.

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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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  • Landcare Grants

    Landcare Grants

    Glenelg Hopkins CMA is calling for applications for the Victorian Landcare Grants Program. Applications close 3 Aug 2014

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  • Glenelg River

    Glenelg River

    The region’s iconic river restoration project aims to restore health to the Glenelg River. Recipient of the 2013 Austra

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  • Coastal DeFENCE

    Coastal DeFENCE

    Expressions of Interest OPEN NOW.

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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.