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
08 Jun 2017
Ensuring suitable habitat for the critically endangered Plains-wanderer (Pedionomus torquatus) is the focus of a $300,000 funding boost from the Victorian Government’s Biodiversity On-Ground Action initiative.Bruce Wehner, Parks Victoria Regional Area of Work Coordinator,said Plains-wanderers are a grassland bird species with very specific habitat requirements, which must be managed using…
5 Jun 2017 10:00am - 3 Jul 2017 3:00pm
An exhibition of beautiful bird photos taken by Dr. Rohan Clarke will be presented in the upstairs rooms of Coolart Homestead during June. The photos are from Dr. Geoffrey Maslen's 'An Uncertain Future - Australian BirdLife In Danger.
2 Jul 2017 9:00am-3:00pm
Enjoy a day in the outdoors, connecting with nature and helping koalas in the You Yangs Regional Park and the Western Plains near Melbourne. You will search for koalas, take walks through bushland with naturalists and remove weeds and plant trees for koala habitat, in the company of a highly…
3 Jul 2017 9:00am - 14 Jul 2017 4:00pm
Parks Victoria’s Discovery program encourages children and adults to explore Victoria’s parks with a ranger. Programs run every school holidays across the state and include a range of fun and interactive activities. Highlights of the Winter Discovery Program at the Prom include opportunities to: * Visit the Prom’s Nursery and…
3 Jul 2017 3:00pm-4:00pm
This historical tour provides a unique opportunity to view a cave that is rarely open to the public and is part of the same cave system as the Royal and the Fairy show caves. Lit only by solar-powered pathway lights, you are provided with a helmet and headlight to view…