Gunbower Creek and Gunbower Island
Gunbower–Koondrook–Perricoota Forest icon site consists of two forests — Gunbower Forest and Koondrook–Perricoota Forest — that together comprise Australia's second largest river red gum forest. Located in New South Wales and Victoria, the combined Gunbower–Koondrook–Perricoota Forest covers around 50,000 ha; it is home to many threatened native plants and animals, and its wetlands are important breeding places for waterbirds and native fish.
Our vision is to maintain and improve the icon site by enabling native plants and animals to flourish, by restoring the floodplain's health for future generations.
More information about the ecological objectives for Gunbower–Koondrook–Perricoota Forest
Floodwaters in Gunbower Forest
Under The Living Murray program, the Gunbower–Koondrook–Perricoota Forest icon site is provided with environmental water to help achieve its ecological objectives.
More information about environmental delivery for Gunbower–Koondrook–Perricoota Forest
Through environmental water management plans designed to meet the two forests' ecological objectives, we are able to deliver water to them more efficiently, with a focus on watering priorities.
Green Swamp (Gunbower–Koon drook–Perricoota Forest), after environmental watering
We monitor the environmental health of Gunbower–Koondrook–Perricoota Forest to assess whether we are meeting its needs under The Living Murray objectives.
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