Restoring riparian icons

Restoring denuded stretches of the iconic Warren and Donnelly Rivers is the ultimate goal of a federal Biodiversity Fund project, a collaborative effort of Warren Catchments Council, CSIRO and DPaW. Besides establishing 600,000 plants along 120 km of riverbank and floodplain, the 2017 project completion date is enabling significant investigation into the causes of the blackberry decline responsible for the altered landscape. Genomic and climate change studies that will have far-reaching and longterm effects in riparian revegetation management are other planned activities.

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