The Murray CMA has developed one of the most extensive, integrated seedbank and revegetation systems in the state.It supplies locally provenanced native seed to ensure that over 3000 km of direct seeding can be undertaken annually by the Murray CMA to restore and revegetate under-represented species.
The need for a Murray SeedbankThe work by the Murray CMA and landholders to regenerate and restore woodland areas in the Murray Catchment of NSW is based on the principle of selection and protection of the best quality sites. Landholders involved in the program are offered incentives to carry out appropriate management and restoration practices to replant and repair sites.In much of the woodland ecosystems of the NSW Murray Catchment, there has been significant loss of understorey shrubs across the landscape, and consequently a lack of structural and species diversity, with little or no regeneration potential. Loss of species diversity and understorey results largely from inappropriate grazing practices, clearing and rabbits, with a gradual decline and loss of new seedlings, and annihilation of seed in the soil.
The work of the Murray CMA Seedbank Services Team
Click here to download the latest Seedbank Newsletter which is provided to the owners & managers of seed production areas.
Want to know what you should plant on your property? Check out these interactive revegetation guides.
South West Slopes Revegetation Guide
Riverina Revegetation Guide
The Murray CMA is a partner to the Australian Government Caring for our Country program and the NSW Government Catchment Action program.