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Webinar: Planning & planting to maximise the potential of farm dams

Webinar recording: Hear about the latest research on the biodiversity and productivity benefits of enhancing farm dams, what to plant where and other practical tips for planning a farm dam enhancement project.

Oct 2021

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Wholesale nursery list

List of wholesale plant suppliers for use with the guide, Enhancing farm dams: What to plant in and around your dam.

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What to plant in and around your dam

Native vegetation in and around a farm dam has many benefits for water quality, farm productivity and biodiversity. This brochure provides guidance on the types of plants suitable for revegetating dams, and includes lists of recommended plants.

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Ten ways to improve natural assets on a farm

This booklet highlights ten discrete projects that farmers can undertake to improve the health of natural assets – such as dams, shelterbelts or riparian areas – on their properties.

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How to build a wildlife island on your farm dam

Ever thought about building a wildlife island on your farm dam? Artificial islands are great for habitat and refuge ???

Jun 2020

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Webinar: Enhancing farm dams

Join Sustainable Farms ecologists Dr Mason Crane and Eleanor Lang, and Local Land Services District Vet Eve Hall, to discuss enhancing farm dams for multiple benefits.

Jun 2020

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After fire comes recovery: Life in a farm dam

This farm near Batlow burnt badly in January 2020. Heavy rain followed on the bare, burnt earth, and farmer David Waters was worried that his dam – and the family of platypus that lived there – would suffer.

Jun 2020

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Improving farm dams: a farmer’s perspective

Marcus Richardson runs a beef property near Albury in NSW. During the drought, he spotted an opportunity to protect some of the farm’s most vital assets – the dams. In this video, he explains why and how he decided to protect and enhance his farm dams for multiple benefits.

Apr 2020

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Episode Two: Talking about Farm Dams

How does investing in the natural assets of a farm, like shelterbelts and farm dams, enable farmers to be more resilient in drought, while at the same time help to support the biodiversity on farms? 

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Farm Dam Enhancement brochure

Thousands of farm dams dot the landscape and, with appropriate management, can help restore biodiversity by providing much needed wetland habitats for native wildlife.