Burrum River

The Burrum River site includes extensive intertidal flats at its mouth together with the mangrove and saltflat systems in adjacent estuaries.

The major habitat types include seagrass beds, mangrove low forests, saltmarsh, sandflats exposed at low tide, beach ridges and closed heath communities.

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Burrum River System

Burrum River Catchment

Burrum River upstream

The Burrum River catchment runs from Bundaberg in the north to Hervey Bay in the south. The catchment features a large amount of National Park and State Forest with land used for agricultural production accounting for only 28% of the catchment area. Beef cattle grazing, sugar cane and horticulture are the most common agricultural activities in the region.

From the Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Burrum River system includes the catchment rivers:

  • Cherwell River
  • Isis River
  • Gregory River

Community Volunteers

A key feature of MangroveWatch is its close partnership between community volunteers and scientists from the James Cook University’s Mangrove Hub. Together they are systematically recording basic data as video and still imagery for assessments of estuarine habitat health.

Armed with expert support, training and advice, MangroveWatch volunteers in key regions are actively contributing to the monitoring of local estuaries and shorelines. An important goal in this phase of the program is to develop a network of like minded groups with the aim of producing public documents that describe important issues affecting local estuaries and mangroves, and their overall health.

Getting Involved

If you would like to find out more about us or if you like to initiate your own MangroveWatch group within your area, please contact someone at the Mangrove Hub. We will be happy to help.

  • Mangrove Hub Facilitator
  • Dr Norm Duke
  • MangroveWatch Ltd
    ABN: 44 153 297 771
  • PO Box 1250,
  • Elanora Q 4221
  • Mangrove Hub Email

Mangrove Watch Brochure

You can download our fact and information sheet (see link below) to get more information about the MangroveWatch programs.

Mangrove Watch Brochure