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
09 Oct 2014
There is renewed hope for a better Hooded Plover breeding season on the Mornington Peninsula this year with a fresh batch of volunteers enlisted to help Australia’s most threatened beach-nesting bird. Last year was a particularly bad year for these vulnerable birds, with just one chick surviving from 59 nests,…
1 Nov 2014 8:00am-9:00am
parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the park.
1 Nov 2014 12:30pm - 3 Nov 2014 4:30pm
Get to know Wilsons Promontory National Park with a Ranger on a Discovery walk or activity on Melbourne Cup Long Weekend from 1-3 November 2014. A range of activities are available including Junior Ranger activities for 6-12 year olds, StoryTime activities for pre-school age children and guided walks, presentations and…
3 Nov 2014 8:00am - 6 Nov 2014 5:00pm
Make a big difference at Little Desert! Learn about the endangered Mallefowl recovery program, support wildlife monitoring and encounter a range of native wildlife species held at the Little Desert Sanctuary including Suger Gliders, Bruh-tailed Bettongs and Bush-stone Curlews.
3 Nov 2014 8:30am - 6 Nov 2014 5:30pm
We will take you behind the scenes on this exclusive, small group adventure as you work alongside a Parks Victoria Ranger to 'track and protect' the elusive Brush-tailed Phascogales, which are on Victoria's threatened species list. You will sample some of the region's best wines, see ancient Aboriginal rock art…