Reduced by 1% due to European settlement, the “Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands Project”, launched by The Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, will improve the condition of these woodlands.
The Victorian Volcanic Plains cover an area of approximately 22,000 square km and is home to the Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands, a critically endangered ecological community.
This project will improve the condition, connectivity, and extent of these critically endangered woodlands through the delivery of a private land stewardship program, improved management of public linear reserves and cultural burning with Traditional Owners.
The Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands are open woodlands full of majestic eucalypts, many of which are hundreds of years old. They provide critical habitat for a variety of nationally threatened species, including striped legless lizard, growling grass frog and golden sun moth.
The targeted subregion for this project encompasses the area from Shelford to the western flanks of the You Yangs, to Inverleigh in the south and Meredith in the north.
“The Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands Project is an exciting opportunity to support land managers to protect and enhance these rare and beautiful ecological communities” CCMA Project Officer Jess Lill said.
“Through this project, land managers will discover the native animals and plants that live within their own woodlands and how they can protect them” CCMA Project Officer Jess Lill.
This project is supported by Corangamite CMA, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
This project will run until 2023.