UMCN publishes information to assist rural landholders within the Upper Murrumbidgee Catchment.Hardcopies of these publications are available from the UMCCC Office, Council Offices, Greening Australia, Murrumbidgee CMA Queanbeyan Office and Catchment Group offices.
Upper Murrumbidgee Actions for Clean Water Plan (ACWA) - is a collaborative, cross-jurisdictional venture involving the Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority (CMA), ACT Natural Resource Management Council, Upper Murrumbidgee Catchment Coordinating Committee, Upper Murrumbidgee Waterwatch and ACTEW Water.
The ACWA Plan identifies strategies to improve surface water quality and reduce turbidity in the upper Murrumbidgee River catchment. It provides a plan of actions over one, three and ten year time frames.
- Look after your natural assets - a booklet that aims to provide the basics on a wide range of topics. Seeking further information and a second opinion is encouraged. The final chapter provides contact details for a range of government and non government agencies.
- Fact sheets for rural landholders - a series of topics:
- Unearthing wetlands of the upper Murrumbidgee
- Living with drought for small rural blocks in the upper Murrumbidgee
- Groundwater in the upper Murrumbidgee - understanding your bore
- Peri-urban Weed Management Study - rural lifestyle landowners are often limited their ability to respond to weed issues on their properties. These limitations are due to a lack of awareness, lack of knowledge of the problem, different value sets from those of traditional rural landowners, and a lack of time and resources. This study makes recommendation for addressing weed management on small properties.
- Willow Management Strategy for the Upper Murrumbidgee - Yet another willows document ... but this one is different. The scene is set and a little historical background is added. Then there is a natural history of willows in eastern Australia and the behaviours that make them weedy. The reader is engaged with both local ‘what needs to be done’ and ‘who else has similar problems’ in a readable way with plenty of meaty information. Read this willows document! You will come away well informed and with realistic expectations about willows management.
- How to Find a European Wasp Nest - European wasps not only disturb outdoor activities but are a threat to biodiversity - here's how to find the nest - it's up to you deal with it.
UMCCC Forum 2010
The Upper Murrumbidgee – Helping it Work
“The catchment is more than a river” (Peter Duffy)
“The catchment is where we live” (Tanya Noakes)
“We are the ancestors of the future” (Auntie Jeanette Phillips)
Record of Outcomes
The UMCCC Forum 2010 comprised eleven presentations followed by a workshop session where participants split into three groups for discussion. The final program is at Attachment 1 in the report.
The speakers and workshop groups were asked to address the following questions:
- What does the catchment do well?
- What would you like to see the catchment do better or differently?
- What needs to change for this to happen?
- What are the top three priorities for change? (workshop groups only).