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by RiparianMan
Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Follow up to Peter's July 6 and 13th ABC Australian Story
Topic: Right as Rain: Part 2
Replies: 23
Views: 27930

Shirley - just re-read your last & yes, the legislation side of all this is infuriating in the extreme. My experience has always been that govt. departments tend to be schizophrenic - the community focused "extension" officers (& I used to be one) work hard to cut through the "red tape" & get good s...
by RiparianMan
Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Follow up to Peter's July 6 and 13th ABC Australian Story
Topic: Right as Rain: Part 2
Replies: 23
Views: 27930

Hi Shirley, Quick answer to your specific questions: 1. No, I didn't think replacing with a berry producing plant was necessary because there are far more such plants (exotics) in the landscape than ever before. 2. The functioning floodplain - well absolutely! One of the biggest problems with channe...
by RiparianMan
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Follow up to Peter's July 6 and 13th ABC Australian Story
Topic: Right as Rain: Part 2
Replies: 23
Views: 27930

Hi Shirley, Mt Annan eh? What a fantastic place to live. Yep - there seems to be endless argument about what is the "correct" action to take with respect to developing & implementing riparian rehabilitation projects. There are many reasons for this - one of which is the way that most of the "profess...
by RiparianMan
Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Follow up to Peter's July 6 and 13th ABC Australian Story
Topic: Right as Rain: Part 2
Replies: 23
Views: 27930

Death by information overload

Very interesting to see where this discussion is going. "Many ecologists seem to be totally unaware of this natural process of succession" - Duane, are you really sure about that statement?!!! Willows - yep, many of the CMAs etc do have rather simplistic programs that involve the wholesale removal o...
by RiparianMan
Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Follow up to Peter's July 6 and 13th ABC Australian Story
Topic: Right as Rain: Part 2
Replies: 23
Views: 27930

Ok there is way too much going on here to cover it all properly, but here's some "rules of thumb": Choosing vegetation for erosion control is a major issue. The idea of "tractive stess" needs to be considered. This is a simple concept - some types of vegetation/species have evolved to cope with the ...
by RiparianMan
Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Follow up to Peter's July 6 and 13th ABC Australian Story
Topic: Right as Rain: Part 2
Replies: 23
Views: 27930

Hello Duane, Working as a landcare co-ordinator on the mid-north coast of NSW from 1995 onwards I was involved with numerous projects dealing with the issue of river bed & bank erosion. I then went on to work for the old DLWC's Rivercare program. Channel bed lowering, & its impact on floodplain hydr...
by RiparianMan
Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Follow up to Peter's July 6 and 13th ABC Australian Story
Topic: Right as Rain: Part 2
Replies: 23
Views: 27930

Wheel re-invention

I've loved all the publicity re. gully/stream/river rehabilitation - but the simple truth is it's all been done before! Leaky weirs are just slightly dodgy bed control structures, the role of which has been well understood for many a long year. Funny how we just seem to need to endlessly re-invent t...