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

Part 5. Grazing and Mowing

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VVP Native Vegetation Management Guide

VVP Native Vegetation Management Guide

Part 5. Grazing and Mowing – VVP Native Vegetation Management Guide

Why graze or mow a native grassy community?

Native grassy communities typically need active management to reduce the amount of leaf litter and other plant material that builds up over time. This accumulated plant biomass increases fuel loads and inhibits the growth of wildflowers between the grass tussocks. In the past, wildfires and grazing by native herbivores periodically reduced the biomass of grassy communities, which stimulated new grass growth and
provided open spaces for germination of a range of wildflowers such as lilies, orchids, daisies and peas.

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Grazing and Mowing (PDF – 4 pages, 118kb)

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