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Traditionally seeds for revegetation are sourced from ‘local provenance’ often within a restricted area. This ‘closest to the site is best’ overarching principle generally guides revegetation activities across Victoria and Australia to maintain genetic diversity and establish healthy vegetation with the capacity to tolerate local...

EcoFutures and Alluvium ecologists together with Pathways Bushland & Environment were engaged by Parks Victoria to develop a vegetation rehabilitation plan to address bushfire impacts at Morwell National Park focused on Warm Temeprate Rainforest. We conducted a desktop review and a targeted field assessment over 2...

Alluvium and Ecofutures conducted an ecological and geomorphic assessment for the Lower Cardinia Creek as part of the Inventory of Values and Threats (IVT) and developed a 10-year Ecological Management Plan for Melbourne Water. ​ ​The IVT assessment of Lower Cardinia Creek provides an important insight into the...

We were engaged by Melbourne Water to conduct a vegetation assessment using the Inventory of Values and Threats methods for a section of the Yarra River in Yarra Junction. The purpose of this survey was to assist Melbourne Water in developing vegetation management priorities across a specified reach...

Melbourne Water’s Sites of Biodiversity Significance (SoBS) program has been operating since the 1990s, and now covers 44 sites throughout Greater Melbourne, encompassing approximately 15,667 ha and supporting known biodiversity values of regional to international significance. In 2019 a review of the SoBS program by...

Brisbane City Council is responsible for over 4000km  of waterways within its boundaries. These include small creeks, streams and major navigable rivers. In 2005 Council established the Brisbane Vision 2031. The aim of the program was to ensure the health, cleanliness and resilience of the...

We were contracted by Melbourne Water to update the Vegetation Quality Visions geographical information systems (GIS) layer. The Vegetation Quality Visions give Melbourne Water a consistent view of riparian vegetation quality, providing the best available assessment of riparian vegetation condition across the organisations operating area....

Melbourne Water’s Healthy Waterways Strategy (HWS) provides a single approach for the management of rivers, estuaries and wetlands across Port Phillip and Westernport, and is used to inform guidelines and regional waterways strategies across the region. Alluvium was engaged to develop multiple science conceptual models...

Dwarf Galaxias are native fish previously abundant throughout the Dandenong Valley in Victoria, but are now a threatened species. Melbourne Water have invested in habitat restoration to re-establish a Dwarf Galaxias population. This project creates a network of sites that will ensure a secure population...

The Nimmie-Caira forms part of the lower Murrumbidgee River system located northwest of Balranald in southern NSW. The Nimmie-Caira comprises the southern floodplain for the Murrumbidgee River near the confluence with the Lachlan River. The floodplain area is dominated by lignum shrubland that supports significant...