Marine vegetation strategies
Mangrove and saltmarsh habitats in the lower Richmond River estuary near Ballina, NSW. Photo by: Patrick Dwyer
Mangroves and saltmarsh are coastal habitats adapted to the rise and fall of tides. They provide important benefits by:
- providing habitat and a food source for animals within estuaries
- protecting shorelines from erosion and storm damage
- filtering the water
- storing carbon.
This action will look for ways to help mangroves and saltmarsh cope with threats to their survival. Some of the key threats to mangroves and saltmarsh include:
- rising sea levels
- land clearing and draining
- stock grazing
- four-wheel driving.
This action will:
- focus on current and future threats to mangroves and saltmarshes in the Richmond and Tweed estuaries
- identify priority areas for the protection of healthy mangrove and saltmarsh areas and rehabilitation of degraded areas
- reduce red tape for low-risk works required to maintain public infrastructure.
- Identify areas where mangroves can be trimmed to maintain safety clearances.
- Prioritise estuaries for future strategies.
Richmond and Tweed estuaries
- Develop marine vegetation strategies.
Department of Primary Industries - Fisheries (DPI-F)
To find out more, contact:
Emma Asbridge - firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Dwyer - email@example.com
Page last updated/reviewed: 02 Apr 2020