It is not uncommon for farms in high-rainfall districts to include some areas which are subject to water-logging. This saturation may persist for short periods or for long periods, depending on local conditions such as intensity of rain events, terrain, aspect, soil type, drainage and proximity to standing water or permanently flowing water. Improving the management of these areas can lead to improved farm productivity and offer environmental benefits and enhanced bio-diversity of native flora and fauna.
Click here to view the landcare field guide Convert Problem Wet Areas into Valuable Habitat.
This guide is just one in a series of practical guides for implementing on-ground landcare. These guides were originally published in the printed form, as an A4 trifold, and are now available on the Landcare Share Centre for downloading, and printing if required.
Why Neerim and District Landcare Group developed this resource:
This resource was developed to increase land manager awarness of the sort of projects they might look to undertake on their own properties to improve land management and biodiversity outcomes. It has been included in landowner welcome packs and is made available as a handout at local events.
Source material is available so groups can edit and print their own modified version:
The list of resources developed in the series include:
The Landcare Share Centre is grassroots Landcare supporting grassroots Landcare
The Share Centre is a service provided by Landcare Victoria Incorporated (LVI)