Webinar- Assessing natural barriers to assist with environmental flow planning for Macquarie perch spawning migrations in the upper Murrumbidgee River
Saturday 21 May is World Fish Migration Day, which aims to create awareness about the importance of migratory fish and free-flowing rivers.
Within Australia’s great Murray-Darling Basin, native fish populations are currently estimated to be about 10% of pre-European settlement. One such species is the endangered Macquarie perch (Macquaria australasica).
Join Bush Heritage Australia’s Lis McClellan as we showcase the work of an exciting project using Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) remote sensing and drone surveys to assess natural barriers to assist with environmental flow planning for Macquarie perch spawning migrations in the upper Murrumbidgee River.
-Antia Brademann (UMDR Facilitator)
-Emma Wilson (Environmental Water Mgt Officer, Snowy & Montane, Dept Planning & Environment)
-Ben Broadhurst (Senior Aquatic Ecologist, University of Canberra)
-Dr Duanne White (Associate Professor, University of Canberra)
This project is being carried out by the Upper Murrumbidgee Demonstration Reach partnership, of which Bush Heritage is a lead partner. The aim of the UMDR is to work with all stakeholders to improve the health of the upper Murrumbidgee River for the benefit of native fish and the community. This project is made possible thanks to funding from the NSW Government, the Murray Darling Basin Authority’s Native Fish Strategy and the Australian Government’s Healthy Rivers Grant program.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this event (you will be sent a zoom link for the webinar).
Online Event - Yes
Country - Australia
Name of contact person - Antia Brademann