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
20 Jul 2016
Lake Charlegrark is once again safe for water sports, swimming and fishing, Parks Victoria Area Chief Ranger Mark Urquhart said today. “Blue green algae has been present in this popular destination for 18 months, resulting in public health warnings for people and pets against contacting or ingesting the water,” he…
24 Jul 2016 11:00am-2:00pm
Join Friends of Steele Creek, Wurundjeri's Narrap Team and Parks Victoria for a community tree planting day at Steele Creek in Lower Maribyrnong River Land Park. Please wear appropriate clothing and closed shoes/boots. Bring your own water and gloves. Light refreshments are provided. Enter from: Warrick Court, Avondale Heights; Lily…
14 Aug 2016 10:00am-3:00pm
Join PrimeSCI!; the LabRats Student Science Club for a day of fun hands on science activities. 'Young scientists' learn to identify and monitor local species of birds, frogs, koalas, ants and freshwater invertebrates. Or hear from researchers from Westernport Biosphere, Platypus Education Group and other presenters in the wetlands observatory.
25 Sep 2016 9:00am-11:00am
Loop track maintenance. Morning tea provided.
25 Sep 2016 10:30am-1:30pm
The historic site will be open to the public as part of the Activities in the Park program supported by the City of Greater Shepparton. Come along to take a tour of the best preserved 19 century flour mill in Victoria and learn more about its history. The mill is…