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

VVP Research and Development Forum 7 June

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The art of restoring Kangaroo Grasslands 

Kangaroo Grass

Kangaroo Grass

The latest blog on Grasslands and Grassy Woodlands, where guest blogger John Delpratt delves into the art of restoring Kangaroo Grasslands on roadside reserves is ready for youJohn is an honorary fellow at Melbourne University and talks about

  • ​his personal philosophy on conservation
  • the highly successful direct seeding method used for replanting grasslands that he has played no small part in developing.

read part 1 – Kangaroo Grass communities on roadside reserves


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Managing an offset with Matted Flax-lily

Here is an article by Dominic Bowd about the management of the endangered plant Dianella amoena, Matted Flax-lily, at an offset site in Epping. (Thanks Dominic for sending this in).  Here is the  Matted Flax-lily Article and a link to his blog Firewheel Landscapes.


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VVP in Colour – a photo competition

It is time to remind you about the CCMA photo competition. I hope you have been thinking about this over the holidays and have your photos ready to send in. This is one way to spread the word about the native  biodiversity of the Victorian Volcanic Plains.

Teesdale – T. McRae

The Victorian Volcanic Plains come to life in spring and to show how amazing the wildflowers, plants and animals are on the basalt plains, the Corangamite CMA is running a photo competition. Everyone is welcome to enter. There are three categories: 

  • Wildflowers, plants and landscapes
  • Fauna
  • Photos taken by 12 years and younger  

Sign up to the Corangamite CMA Facebook and Blog to view the entries during the competition. The winning photo for each category will receive a $50 CSIRO book voucher!!

Entry requirements

  • Photographs must be submitted to jess.lill@ccma.vic.gov.au by Friday 23 February, 2018.
  • Photographs must have been taken within the Victorian Volcanic Plains bioregion. If you wish to look at a map of the VVP bioregion visit https://victorianvolcanicplainscmn.wordpress.com/about/maps/
  • Photographs may have been taken at any time.
  • Photographs may be taken digitally, using film or phone cameras.
  • The photographs must be print quality.
  • All photographs submitted are released for Corangamite CMA to use for future promotional purposes.