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2012
Aug  15

Woodland Projects on the Victorian Volcanic Plain

 

The woodland communities of the Corangamite region provide essential habitat for the region’s fauna and form a crucial biolink between the Otways and the Great Diving Range.

The Corangamite CMA, in partnership with Greening Australia, has developed the Corangamite CMA Woodland Recovery Project in recognition of the importance of these woodland areas. The Woodland Recovery project is a federally funded program encouraging landholders with woodlands to protect and enhance native vegetation.

Currently, the project is running in three areas of the region, including the Stony Rises (Stony Rises Woodland), Alvie-Dreeite (Stony Knoll Shrubland) and Inverleigh-Teesdale-Bannockburn (Grassy Woodland).

The guides are well worth checking out. http://www.ccma.vic.gov.au/What-we-do/Animals—Plants—Ecosystems/Current-Projects/Woodlands.aspx


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2010
Mar  8

Temperate Grasslands of the Victorian Volcanic Plain

 

 

Temperate grassland of the VVP

Temperate grassland of the VVP

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED
“The native grasslands of Victoria’s Volcanic Plain are listed as critically endangered under the Federal Government’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

The listing, reserved for species and ecosystems one step away from extinction, is a recognition of just how close Victoria’s grasslands are to being lost forever. Home to more than 25 nationally threatened species and already recognised as one of Australia’s 15 National Biodiversity Hotspots, the ecology of the Victorian Volcanic Plain has suffered terribly since European settlement.

Ninety-two per cent of its original native vegetation has been cleared and the few remaining patches, often on rocky outcrops unsuitable for intensive agriculture, continue to be destroyed through a combination of raised bed cropping and modern rock-crushing machinery.

In Melbourne’s outer western suburbs, which still retain intact patches of grassland, urban development and weed invasion are ongoing threats.”

Read the full article:

Temperate Grassland of the Victorian Volcanic Plain (PDF – 2 pages, 187kB)


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2010
Mar  8

Merri News (August 2008)

 

Merri News - August 2008

Merri News - August 2008

Federal protection for volcanic plains grasslands in Victoria
“The Merri catchment contains some of the most important and extensive areas of remnant volcanic plains grassland in the whole of the Port Phillip region. After a nine year wait the “Natural Temperate Grassland of the Victorian Volcanic Plain” community has been recognised under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act.”

Read the full article:

Merri News – August 2008 (PDF – 2 pages, 416kB)


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