Barmah Forest

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Barmah Forest

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    28,515 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    35°54'S 145°07'E
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Barmah Forest. 15/12/82; Victoria; 28,515 ha; 35°55'S 145°08'E. State Park, State Forest. Bordering New South Wales, the site forms part of the largest, periodically inundated, red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) forest in Australia. Components include permanent lakes and billabongs, seasonally flooded grassland and sedge communities, and forest with understorey communities determined by flood frequency and duration. An important area for breeding ibis and other colonially nesting waterbirds (cormorants, egrets, spoonbills) in years with extensive flooding. The site supports several rare, vulnerable or endangered plants, fish, birds and mammal species. There are numerous Aboriginal sites and a visitors' centre with interpretive facilities. Human activities include stock grazing and timber harvesting. Ramsar site no. 262. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

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    • state forest
    • state park
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