A River Red Gum in Little Rushy Swamp
Photo: Keith Ward
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Australia’s largest River Red Gum forest and the biggest ecosystem of its type in the world
The Barmah–Millewa Forest is the largest River Red Gum forest in Australia, covering 66,000 hectares of floodplain between Tocumwal, Deniliquin and Echuca.
Many threatened native plants, birds, fish and reptiles make this forest and its wetlands their home. Spring floods keep River Red Gums healthy and allow waterbirds to breed and raise their young. It is also an important habitat for native fish.
The Living Murray First step ecological objectives:
For the Barmah–Millewa Forest Icon Site Management Plan visit the publications page.
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