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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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Riparian Restoration Brochure 2019

Watercourses and their accompanying riparian areas hold enormous value for farming operations and are important assets for production and biodiversity.

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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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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.