Articles by Antia Brademann (10 articles)

Volunteers undertake huge Platypus surveys!

We're not talking about surveying a huge Platypus, but about the huge effort Bush Heritage volunteers and Scottsdale Reserve Manager Phil Palmer have put in to support the Upper Murrumbidgee Waterwatch’s Platypus surveys this year!  Scottsdale Reserve has been a Waterwatch Platypus survey site for 3 years, but in previous years it was only surveyed once per season. This year … Read more »

Big autumn planting begins second project phase to build river corridor linking Scottsdale Reserve

Efforts to restore the Upper Murrumbidgee River corridor at Bumbalong have been underway for the last year. After a large focus on blackberry and willow control (lots of it!), the project is now getting to the most rewarding bit – the revegetation part! Restoring such a large area is a huge task, but luckily we have been getting some great help, including the Campbell Page Green Army team and Bush… Read more »

Huge fish monitoring array shows what multi partner collaboration and dedicated volunteers can do

All fish monitoring stations in a 90km long fish tracking array in the Upper Murrumbidgee River have now been installed thanks to project staff and some pretty dedicated volunteers.   This was no mean feat, as deployment of the monitoring stations required 8-hour long paddles into remote sections of the river to ferry in the equipment, including lengths of railway iron that are used to anchor the monitoring stations in… Read more »

Judas carp will help shed light on pest fish movement in the upper Murrumbidgee

Six European carp were electronically tagged by NSW Fisheries staff at Scottsdale Reserve this week in an effort to help shed light on when and where carp move along the upper Murrumbidgee River. This information is currently a key knowledge gap in the upper Murrumbidgee catchment and is critical for the better management of this pest fish species in upland river systems.  Read more »