The South East is widely recognised as the wettest part of a dry state and in fact around 50% of the area of the South East was home to either permanent or temporary wetland habitat prior to European settlement. This legacy of inundation has resulted in a wide variety of types of wetlands evolving in the region, providing some of the most diverse habitats for wetland plants and animals found anywhere in Southern Australia. The full range of wetlands types in the region are described in a new publication All Wetlands Great and Small – A guide to the wetlands diversity of the SE. The booklet also contains basic management guidelines for each type.
To obtain a copy please contact the natural resources centre in Mount Gambier on (08) 8735 1135 or email Melissa.Herpich@sa.gov.au.
Click here to access 'Wetlands Great and Small: a guide to the wetland diversity of south east of South Australia'
Please note that the above file if 5.5MB and may take some time to download.
To compliment the above publication two additional guides have been developed which deal specifically with wetland plants and wetland birds. Hard copies are available by contacting Katrin Springer on (08) 8724 6000.
Click here to access Wetland Birds Identification Guide
Click here to access Wetland Plants Identification Guide
Please note these are large files and may take some time to download.