Working with landholders to restore Macquarie Perch in the Adjungbilly creek

"Maccas" were once widespread on inland streams, but are now threatened. The Adjungbilly Creek in the Riverina Highlands is one of their last strongholds, and is critical for their long-term survival. Through a partnership with Local Land Services, Riverina Highlands Landcare Network, Charles Sturt University and local landholders, more than 250ha of habitat along the creek has been enhanced, principally through fencing and planting over 30,000 native trees and shrubs.

In this video, Refreshing Rivers Project Officer Cherie White, Charles Sturt University researcher Katherine Doyle and landholder Andy Graham explain why this project is so important, both for Macquarie Perch and for creating multiple benefits on farms.


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Platypus making a comeback after Black Summer bushfire

The Black Summer Bushfires had a huge impact – including on the iconic Platypus. Populations may have declined by up to 18%, but work is underway to understand Platypus population health and restore habitat.

Saving the Endangered Tumut Grevillea

The Tumut Grevillea is an endangered plant that's only found along a short section of the Goobarragandra River. The Landcare nursery at Tumut grows Tumut Grevillea as one of many plants which are suitable for local conditions.

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The Refreshing Rivers Program is a collaboration between government, industry, research, and community organisations, led by Local Land Services. This Program has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.

The Refreshing Rivers Program works on Country that always was and always will be Aboriginal land. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land and waters, and we pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

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