The Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands Stewardship Program aims to protect critically endangered Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands on the Victorian Volcanic Plain that remain on private land.
Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands on the Victorian Volcanic Plain are open woodlands with scattered Eucalypts, many of which may be hundreds of years old. The understory can contain scattered shrubs and a variety of native grasses, herbs and wildflowers. These Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands provide critical habitat for a variety of animals including Fat-tailed Dunnarts, Striped Legless Lizards, Golden Sun Moths and Growling Grass Frogs.
The Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands Stewardship Program will help private landholders:
- Discover the plants and animals that live within the Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands on their property.
- Learn how to protect and enhance this critically endangered community through site visits, field days and workshops.
- Protect the Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands on their property with financial support for a range of conservation management actions including fencing to enable management of stock, seasonal grazing management, ecological burning, and pest plant and animal control.
- Be supported by a network of experienced and knowledgeable organisations.
The Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands Stewardship Program Target Region
The Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands Stewardship Program target region encompasses the area east from Shelford to the western flank of the You Yangs, to Inverleigh in the south and Meredith on the north. Quality sites outside of the target area on the Victorian Volcanic Plains will also be considered.
Landholders who formally express an interest in the program may receive an obligation-free site assessment and a draft management plan. The management plan will include an assessment of the relevant Grassy Eucalypt Woodland vegetation, identification of threats to the conservation values of the site and advice on recommended management options related to the Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands on their property. Sites will be assessed based on conservation values and value for money, and successful landholders will be given the opportunity to enter an agreement with us to receive financial incentives to support the delivery of priority actions. Contact the office on 1800 002 262 for more information.
Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands Stewardship Application Form
This project is supported by Corangamite CMA, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. This project will run until 2023