Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program

The Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program (EHMP) was established in 2000, making it one of the first environmental monitoring and reporting programs in Australia. The EHMP is a comprehensive and scientifically robust waterway monitoring program which provides a regional assessment of the health for each of South East Queensland’s (SEQ) major catchments, river estuaries and Moreton […]

Brisbane River Recovery

The Brisbane River is the lifeblood of South East Queensland. Known colloquially as the ‘Brown Snake’, the 344km-long river forms in Mt Stanley and flows through Brisbane before emptying in Moreton Bay. Historically, the Brisbane River was admired for its natural beauty and known for the abundance of fish and rich vegetation along its banks. But since the mid-1800s, the […]

Environmentally Friendly Moorings

Environmentally Friendly Moorings (EFM) is an initiative by Healthy Land and Water designed to protect seagrass meadows by replacing traditional watercraft moorings with an environmentally-friendly alternative. EFM’s ensure mooring chains are kept off the sea bed at all times, which protects seagrass and prevents damage to the sea floor. For the past 10 years, Healthy […]

Fish Habitat Map

Fish habitats are under threat mainly due to a decline in water quality, loss of the extent and quality of fish habitat and a loss of connectivity across our catchments for fish species to travel to breed and reproduce. Learn more and help protect fish habitats by downloading the Fish Habitat Factsheet. In partnership with […]

Pumicestone Passage Shellfish Reef Restoration

Shellfish have been synonymous with indigenous culture and Moreton Bay for thousands of years. Vibrant shellfish reefs were a valuable resource for Traditional Owners and shellfish farming was one of the first major industries following European settlement in Australia. However, the combined effects of overharvesting, disease and water pollution have severely depleted native shellfish reefs […]

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