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

About Us

We are a physical network of conservation sites and remnant patches across a the 2.3 million hectares of the Victorian Volcanic Plain and a social network of landowners, landcare networks, managers of public and private land, agencies and support/ research organisations across that same landscape and sometimes further afield.

A Conservation Management Network focuses on a local ecological community – or a group of plants and animals that coexist in nature – such as wetlands, native grassland or grassy woodland. Members work to protect threatened species such as the Golden Sun Moth, Striped Legless Lizard, Corangamite Water Skink, Button Wrinklewort and Plains Rice Flower and threatened vegetation communities.

Australia is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. Most of our native plants and animals only occur here, and many of these are found on private land. The Conservation Management Network model has been developed to aid the coordination of private and public resources for the protection and management of fragmented ecological vegetation communities.

The Victorian Volcanic Plain Conservation Management Network (VVPCMN) will promote communication and share knowledge amongst members and communities through our website. We will promote events, talks, activities, ideas, research findings and management ideas.


Some other conservation management networks.

Some of these networks may not have a current facilitator so may not be up to date. They still hold a lot of useful information and ideas.

Gippsland Plains

Southern Tablelands Grassy Ecosystems

East Gippsland Rainforest


Northern Plains

Strathbogie Ranges

Whroo Goldfields

Kara Kara

Broken Boosey







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