Victorian Volcanic Plains Conservation Management Network

Raising awareness about the value and use of native grasslands, seasonal wetlands, grassy woodlands & other ecosystems on the Victorian Volcanic Plains

Grass Ecosystems of the Victorian Volcanic Plains

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Grassy ecosystems of the VVP

Grassy ecosystems of the VVP

Background
“The Victorian Volcanic Plains, 2.3 million hectares stretching across south-west Victoria from Melbourne to Portland, is an area rich in plants and animal species. This unique area was formed by lava flowing from volcanic eruptions dating back 4.5 million years ago, with the most recent eruption about 7,000 years ago. The remnants of the volcanoes can be seen dotted around the otherwise flat landscape.”

Read the full article:

Grass Ecosystems of the Victorian Volcanic Plain (PDF – 5 pages, 872kB)

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