Indigo Shire has wide natural appeal as the landscape and vegetation types range from forested hilly terrain to broad agricultural river valleys and red gum floodplains. Physically the Shire lies at the junction of three contrasting landscape systems. It is positioned at the point of transition between the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and the Western Plains, which in turn border the Murray River and its floodplain. These areas support a diverse range of fauna and flora, with many individual species also listed as endangered or vulnerable. The threatened status of this flora and fauna has resulted from past clearing activities, as well as the ongoing incremental loss and degradation of remaining habitat.
Learning About Indigo's Native Vegetation
The package "Learning about Indigo's Natives" is a fun resource that can be used to help children learn more about their natural surroundings and develop a greater understanding of local plants. Please see the below link to download the resource. Note that the document is quite large so may take a while to download. For a hard copy please contact Team Leader Natural Resource Management Shay Simpson on 02 6028 1128.
Removal of native vegetation
In some cases, you will need a permit to remove native vegetation. For information relating to permission for removal of native vegetation please click here.
Last updated: 10 February 2012