Wetlands are an important part of the Namoi Catchment. They are rich and vital habitat for many native plants and animals and can also help regulate water flow and improve water quality.
A wetland is an area that is inundated, or flooded, some or all of the time. Wetlands that appear and disappear over short time periods are called ‘ephemeral’; those that last longer are referred to as ‘permanent’. The plants and animals that live in any wetland will either be partly or wholly dependent on water for some part of their life cycles. Moreover, wetland drying cycles are equally important to wetland health as periods of time when wetlands are wet.
Namoi CMA has produced two wetland plant identification books that can be downloaded below.
Wetland Plants of the Namoi Catchment
Wetland Plants of the Namoi High Country
The project comprised several components including:
Wetland Assessment and Prioritisation Report
Wetland Assessment Prioritisation Extension Report
Wetland Federal Database Report