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The Macquarie Marshes: An Ecological History

OCCASIONAL PAPER

| Gillian Hogendyk

The Macquarie Marshes: An Ecological History

Graziers like water, and the cheaper it is, the better. Environmentalists thrive on crises - without environmental problems there can be no environmental crusades. In the Macquarie Marshes a relationship has formed with some graziers diverting environmental flows to their own uses, creating a perceived "crisis" in native bird populations, leading to them receiving even more water, but with zero effect on the "crisis".

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