The restoration of degraded dry (non-eucalypt) woodlands, grasslands, saltbush mallee, and chenopod shrublands within natural areas of the Victorian Mallee is the largest single restoration project currently being undertaken by Parks Victoria. It is a partnership between Parks Victoria, the Department of Environment and Primary Industries, the Mallee Catchment Management Authority, Trust for Nature (owners of Ned’s Corner Station), and the Commonwealth through the ‘Caring for our Country’ initiative. It is a program that commenced in 1990 and is continuing today, more than 20 years later.
The purpose of this treatise is to document the history of management of the Victorian rangelands particularly since destocking, to evaluate progress towards the goal of landscape restoration, and to guide future management. Are Victoria’s rangelands on the road to recovery, or are they in transition to an altered state?
This document is complemented by a video (above) and still imagery illustrating the management interventions, and the changes to these Mallee landscapes over the course of two decades.
Rangelands Reflections 1990-2011 | PDF 9.9 MB
25 Mar 2014
Volunteers are helping to eradicate one of the state’s worst weeds from the Victorian Alps. Hawkweed is an extremely invasive member of the daisy family and is a State prohibited weed in Victoria. It has already caused major environmental damage in North America, Japan and New Zealand. Three species have…
5 Apr 2014 12:00am - 30 Apr 2014 12:00am
Award winning artist Minela Krupic is bringing her poignant and thought-provoking first solo exhibition Palimpsest to Point Nepean National Park. The Palimpsest exhibition explores the stories of migrants quarantined at Point Nepean through collected images of them. A palimpsest is a manuscript from which the text has been scraped or…
5 Apr 2014 12:00am - 20 Apr 2014 12:00am
Discover life in a Mansion at Werribee Park. Check out the full list of activities and book in here.
5 Apr 2014 12:00am - 20 Apr 2014 12:00am
Join Parks Victoria for some fun Junior Ranger activities at Point Nepean National Park. Check out the full list of activities here.
8 Apr 2014 12:00am - 20 Apr 2014 12:00am
This Easter, join a Parks Victoria ranger to discover the secrets and features of Victoria’s parks. A variety of Discovery Walks and tours including Junior Ranger activities for children and their families are available from 8 to 20 April. For more information and to book click here or phone 13…
Recently Conservation Volunteers and Parks Victoria took park in the Melbourne B...Recently Conservation Volunteers and Parks Victoria took park in the Melbourne Bandicoot Break at Woodlands Historic Park. The project focuses on saving the Eastern Barred Bandicoot from extinction through a number of exciting hands-on conservation activities. For further details http://bit.ly/1l0vzTiView post | Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16.29
Despite the rain last week, 75 kids took part in Serendip Sanctuary’s Junior Ran...Despite the rain last week, 75 kids took part in Serendip Sanctuary’s Junior Ranger program. Activities included Behind the Scenes - feeding Serendip’s captive animals, Bush Detective - looking for animal tracks and traces and Mini Beast Discovery – catching a range of aquatic bugs in the wetlands. The kids had a great time feeding Tawny Frogmouths, getting close to Kangaroos and of course jumping in puddles. Photo: Mini beast discovery by Ranger Vanessa.View post | Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11.06
Looking for some last minute Easter holiday ideas? Baw Baw National Park has so...Looking for some last minute Easter holiday ideas? Baw Baw National Park has something for everyone - from walking, camping and fishing to rock climbing and white water rafting. Find out more here http://bit.ly/1jDzkys Thanks to Martin Snell for sharing his photos from the Mount Erica walk.View post | Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16.28
Thanks to Optus RockCorps volunteers for their great work at Albert Park on Satu...Thanks to Optus RockCorps volunteers for their great work at Albert Park on Saturday. Albert ParkWhat do you get when you combine enthusiastic volunteers, great vibes and a few piles of mulch? Find out! Enjoy the photos and tag away! Optus RockCorps presented by Nokia Australia Photos shot on a Lumia 1020 #Lumia1020AUView post | Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14.07
Timeline PhotosConservation is king at Kinglake National Park! Join @[121390137920954:274:Parks Victoria] Rangers in exciting research activities that will help the recovery efforts of the native fauna at the majestic Kinglake National Park.View post | Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10.08