THE GLENELG HOPKINS CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY PROTECTS AND ENHANCES THE LAND, WATER AND BIODIVERISITY ACROSS 26,910 SQ KM OF VICTORIA’S SOUTH-WEST.

What’s Happening

Frogging on the Victorian Volcanic Plains

Looking for a school holiday activity for the kids? Learn about local frogs and waterbugs at the Willaura Wetlands next Friday with local researchers Dr Elia Pirtle & Dr Ayesha Burdett. Please RSVP to receive latest updates about this event (i.e. if it needs to be held online or with limited numbers outside) & for…

Nest incentive scheme returns

The SE Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Recovery Team are calling on landholders and members of the public to help locate new nest sites of the endangered South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (SERTBC). Nest incentive payments of $500 are offered for information on new nest sites of the cockatoo across its habitat range in the south-east of South Australia and…

MEDIA RELEASE: The importance of roadside burning workshop

The importance of continuing a regime of regular roadside burning, for the safety of travellers and the regeneration of native grasslands, will be discussed at an online forum for CFA volunteers next week. This event, on Wednesday 29 September, is designed to inform the community about the value of native grasslands and the vital role…

In focus

Water for the Environment

Many of Victoria’s rivers and wetlands have been modified as the population has grown to provide water important for towns, industry and food production.

In some rivers, up to half of the water that would have flowed naturally prior to the construction of dams, weirs and reservoirs, is removed each year for urban consumption, irrigation and industry.

In the Glenelg Hopkins region, water for the environment is set aside in Rocklands Reservoir and is periodically released into the Glenelg River to support the plants and animals that live, feed and breed there. Find out more

Threatened Species Focus

Our region is home for many distinctive and wonderful threatened species.

The Glenelg Hopkins CMA is delivering a number of large scale projects aimed at enhancing and protecting threatened fauna and flora species.

GHCMA works with a range of partners and community groups to protect nationally listed ecological communities and threatened species across the region. Find out more

Budj Bim connections

Check out the Flagship Waterway project and what they are delivering not only to the environment, but also the traditional owners, through opportunity to undertaken cultural burning, education of younger generations, and community involvement.

Watch videos & read about the project

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