OEH undertakes research to determine the condition of wetlands across NSW for statewide environmental reporting. The work is also assessing the pressures on our wetlands to help manage these important ecosystems.
The organisation is involved in research to determine the risk to wetlands of threats such as acid sulfate soils and climate change.
Our scientists are also studying five floodplain wetlands in the Murray Darling Basin as part of the NSW Rivers Environmental Restoration Program. These wetlands are important nationally for bird breeding and bird species diversity. The research will monitor the outcomes of environmental watering, and influence the way we manage environmental water by improving our understanding of the watering requirements of these wetlands.
Page last updated: 28 July 2011