Marine Protected Areas Program Plan 2012-14
The Marine Protected Areas Program Plan 2012–14 will guide the management of the state’s Marine Protected Areas including all Marine National Parks and Marine Sanctuaries, Marine and Coastal Parks, Marine Parks and the Marine Reserve.
The plan sets out the actions for management until replaced by a longer term strategy after the Victorian Environment Assessment Council (VEAC) hands down its findings from the current inquiry into Marine Protected Area Management in Victoria.
The Marine Protected Areas Program Plan:
- Provides a detailed program logic that shows how activities are aligned to the Parks Victoria’s objectives.
- Applies adaptive management to the 12 program areas.
- Describes the role of Conservation Outcomes in setting clear goals for the marine program over time.
- Identifies responsibilities for delivery, establishes performance measures and indicators, and includes a timeline for implementation.
20 Nov 2013
Parks Victoria, the Friends of the Parks and Reserves of the Gippsland Lakes and the Lakes Entrance Community Landcare Group recently united for a working bee at the Gippsland Lakes. The focus of the working bee was to hand-weed the invasive species Euphorbia paralias, commonly known as ‘sea spurge’ at…
15 Nov 2013 7:00pm - 2 Mar 2014 9:00pm
Fun, low key club mountain bike racing held on Friday nights over the Summer
14 Dec 2013 9:00am - 15 Dec 2013 5:00pm
Escape to the mountains for a dose of sub-alpine walking before Christmas!! Help out with some track marking and once you reach the summit, relax and soak up wonderful wilderness views. For those who are happy to camp there will be a base-camp at Native Dog Flat for at least…
15 Dec 2013 2:30pm-4:30pm
The Melbourne Tramways Band will be holding their "Christmas Swingalong" recitial at the open air bandstand in Wattle Park in Burwood (weather permitting). Mel 60 J3. Bring your own rug or chair. If a concert is to be cancelled, we will advise Parks Victoria by midday and you may check…
4 Jan 2014 5:50pm-9:30pm
Register today for The Food for Health Portsea Twilight! Choose from the 3.75km or 7.75km course that takes you along the roads and trails of the Point Nepean National Park. The course takes in undulating short, sharp hills and exquisite natural landscapes. It is a great event for all those…
Ranger Jeremy Tscharke admits to having a passion for snakes and reptiles since...Ranger Jeremy Tscharke admits to having a passion for snakes and reptiles since he was a young boy. So leading the Herpetology Bioscan team in the Alpine NP recently was a dream come true. Although not everyone’s idea of fun, he was lucky enough to do quite a bit of reptile and snake handling during the two week period, like this rather feisty Alpine Copperhead.View post | Fri, 13 Dec 2013 11.38
Parks Victoria’s new crew of seasonal rangers is heading out to parks around the...Parks Victoria’s new crew of seasonal rangers is heading out to parks around the state to help out during its busiest season. The team of 38 rangers includes 11 marine specialists who will be based at various coastal parks and reserves to help with summer visitor programs. Pictured are a group in training at the Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary last week.View post | Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16.57
Escape to the mountains for a dose of sub-alpine walking with the Friends of Cob...Escape to the mountains for a dose of sub-alpine walking with the Friends of Cobberas this weekend 14-15 December. Help out with some track marking and once you reach the summit, relax and soak up wonderful wilderness views. Happy campers can stay at Native Dog Flat base-camp for at least one night. For non-campers, accommodation is available about an hour from the site. Visitors and new members most welcome. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.View post | Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15.52
It’s International Mountain Day today and there’s plenty of mountains, large and...It’s International Mountain Day today and there’s plenty of mountains, large and small, for you to enjoy in Victoria. Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, you’ll feel like you’re scaling to great heights at Cathedral Range State Park. While the park is a mecca for climbers there are tracks that anyone with moderate fitness can have a shot at climbing to the peak and enjoying the spectacular 360 degree views. http://bit.ly/1bun2RCView post | Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09.48
Great Victorian Fish Count at the Barwon Bluff Marine SanctuaryView post | Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14.37