Nature conservation

Parks, reserves and protected areas

Research in the river red gum parks

Driving through the river red gum forests

Driving through the river red gum forests

A number of projects are underway to underpin our knowledge of adaptive management of these forests.

The River Red Gum Adaptive Management Scientific Advisory Committee has been established as a joint initiative of the Office of Environment and Heritage and the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries to provide quality-assured scientific advice to government on the management of river red gum forests and reserves.

Research currently underway is discussed below.

Benefits and impacts of grazing

A scientifically monitored study into the benefits and impacts of grazing in river red gum and cypress parks and reserves is underway.

Find out more about this grazing study.

Ecological thinning trial

Public environment report

In accordance with section 98(c) of the Australian Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, a revised Public Environment Report for a proposed ecological thinning trial in the NSW Murray Valley National Park (Millewa precinct) has been submitted to the Australian Department of the Environment for their approval.

The Public Environment Report provides comprehensive information on the design of the trial, and the measures to be adopted to mitigate any impacts of the trial.

Annual monitoring report

In accordance with the Public Environment Report and a condition of approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, the Office of Environment and Heritage produces an annual monitoring report. The River Red Gum Pre-ecological Thinning Monitoring Report 2017 (PDF 6.2MB) provides baseline data from which future analysis of the impacts of ecological thinning within the river red gum parks can be undertaken.

Annual compliance report

The 2017 Annual Compliance Report, Ecological Thinning Trial in New South Wales River Red Gum Forests (EPBC 2013/6713), (PDF 465KB), shows how the Office of Environment and Heritage has complied with the conditions of approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 when conducting ecological thinning trials within river red gum parks in southern NSW. The 2016 Annual Compliance Report, Ecological Thinning Trial in New South Wales River Red Gum Forests (EPBC 2013/6713) (PDF 392KB) is also available.

More information

Find out more about the proposed ecological thinning trial.

Page last updated: 20 June 2017