We are a physical network of conservation sites and remnant patches across a the 2.3 million hectares of the Victorian Volcanic Plain and a social network of landowners, landcare networks, managers of public and private land, agencies and support/ research organisations across that same landscape and sometimes further afield.
A Conservation Management Network focuses on a local ecological community – or a group of plants and animals that coexist in nature – such as wetlands, native grassland or grassy woodland. Members work to protect threatened species like the Golden Sun Moth, Striped Legless Lizard, Corangamite Water Skink, Button Wrinklewort and Plains Rice Flower and threatened vegetation communities.
Australia is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. Most of our native plants and animals only occur here, and many of these are found on private land.
The Conservation Management Network model has been developed to aid the coordination of private and public resources for the protection and management of fragmented ecological vegetation communities.
Further information and links to other conservation management networks may be found on the Department of Sustainability and Environment website
The Victorian Volcanic Plain Conservation Management Network (VVP CMN) will promote communication and share knowledge amongst members and communities through our website. We will promote events, talks, activities, ideas, research findings and management ideas.
Currently there is no funding to employ a facilitator and we rely on our members to highlight what is happening across the bioregion. If you are able to contribute in other ways please let us know.
Please contact us to make sure your grassland activities are being publicised.
Elspeth Swan, Department of Sustainability and Environment, T. (03) 5336 6722 or elspeth.swan@ dse.vic.gov.au
If you want to know if your property is on the Victorian Volcanic Plain then follow the links and use the biodiversity interactive map.