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Keep it clean : a journey through the Yea catchment / [compiled by Marion van Gameren]
Bib ID 5096951
Format BookBook
Description [Tatura, Vic] : Department of Primary Industries : LandLearn, 2007 
95 p. : col. ill., maps ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 9781741996944

"This project is an initiative of LandLearn (a Department of Primary Industries education program) and Forest Education (Department of Sustainability and Environment). This fieldwork project investigates the Yea River catchment located on the outskirts of metropolitan Melbourne in Victoria. The Yea River catchment is part of the Murray-Darling Basin. The river begins in Toolangi State Forest on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range and flows through native forest, farmland and townships before joining the Goulburn River near Yea. The fieldtrip in the Yea River catchment allows students to investigate and analyse: Characteristics of this section of the Murray Darling Basin; Potential water quality issues in relation to different land uses in the area; Ways that human activities rely on and affect the operations of this water catchment; Actions currently being undertaken by a range of land managers to contribute to the sustainable use of water and soil resources. Using their fieldwork data, students can compile a report or develop a policy to address water quality management in this catchment. This fieldtrip includes sites where students can collect data relating to water quality issues and observe ways that management of forestry, farming and landcare is contributing to improved management of the Yea catchment. Fieldwork activity options include: Forest environment (water quality tests and observation of forestry landuse and management); Farm environment (water quality tests and observations of horticultural and pastoral landuse and land management)." -- Introduction.

Full contents
  • Introduction
  • Overview of the fieldtrip
  • Curriculum Connections
  • Background Notes
  • Overview
  • Forestry
  • Intensive horticulture industries
  • Water quality
  • Community involvement - Landcare
  • Teacher information

"This booklet was compiled by Marion van Gameren, Earthlines environmental consultancy, for LandLearn (November, 2007)."

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Water quality -- Victoria -- Yea River.  |  Land use -- Victoria -- Yea River Region.  |  Water quality -- Study and teaching -- Victoria.  |  Environmental management -- Study and teaching -- Victoria.  |  Environmental protection -- Study and teaching -- Victoria.  |  Sustainable agriculture -- Study and teaching -- Victoria.  |  Yea River (Vic.)
Other authors/contributors Van Gameren, Marion  |  Victoria. Department of Primary Industries  |  LandLearn (Program)


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