Wimmera Parks Landscape Conservation Action Plan
The Wimmera Parks Landscape Conservation Action Plan is a 15-year environmental conservation management plan for the parks and reserves in the Wimmera Landscape. These parks and reserves are home to endangered plants, animals and nationally important wetlands, and protect thousands of cultural heritage places that are significant to Traditional Owners.
Parks Victoria manages 200,000 hectares of land in the Wimmera, including Little Desert National Park, Lake Hindmarsh Lake Reserve, Jilpanger Nature Conservation Reserve, Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park and hundreds of small reserves. The Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk peoples have been caring for this country for thousands of years and this will continue through Barengi Gadgin Land Council’s ongoing collaborative partnership with Parks Victoria.
Using the Conservation action planning methodology, Parks Victoria has identified strategies that will achieve the greatest improvement in the overall health of ecosystems. Workshops with local staff, Traditional Owners, partner agencies, stakeholders, researchers, and scientists identified the priority threats to conservation assets and what management strategies and actions will improve their condition over the next 15 years. In 5 years, the plan will be reviewed, and progress evaluated against outcomes identified for conservation assets, threat mitigation objectives and implementation of priority actions.