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Logs salvaged from the construction of the Williamsdale Solar Farm were included in an initiative to help preserve native fish populations in the Murray Darling Basin, currently at or below 10% of pre-European settlement levels.
The Native Fish Strategy is an initiative of the Murray–Darling Basin Authority that aims to rehabilitate native fish populations across the basin to 60% by 2054 and to ensure sustainable fish populations and communities are present throughout the basin.
As part of this strategy, seven demonstration sites have been developed. One of these is the Upper Murrumbidgee Demonstration Reach (UMDR), which extends from west of Canberra down to NSW slightly south of the southern edge of the ACT. The UMDR aims to improve fish habitat and river health for native fish in the upper Murrumbidgee.
The logs salvaged from the construction of the Williamsdale Solar Farm will be used to create artificial ‘logjam’ fish habitats. These habitats are intended to assist native fish such as Macquarie Perch, Golden Perch, Murray Cod and Trout Cod as they move along the Murrumbidgee River.