Farm dams and surrounding woody vegetation damaged by the accumulation of salt in this low part of the landscape
Catchment salinity is where changes in the water balance of a catchment mobilises salt stores and concentrates the salts in low lying parts of the catchment. This concentration results in damage to vegetative cover and surface waters.
An illustration is given on the Soil and landscape assessment in the upper Bet Bet Creek catchment page.
Further information is available at the salinity management page.
Dying old silver wattles not being replace by new woody species
Vegetation decline describes both the loss of mass and diversity of vegetation in the landscape. It also covers any increase in weediness of the vegetative structure.
The weed “wandering jew” dominating the understory in a conservation reserve
Weed proliferation is the excess growth of undesirable plants such that intervention is required to reduce harm to the environment, the economy, human health or amenity.
Further information is available in the Invasive Plants section.