There are a lot of resources available for learning more about management. We will only have a few available here. It is worth checking out what is available in other states such as Tasmania and Southern New South Wales.
Suggestions about useful resources are welcome via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grassy Woodlands and Grassland Management Guide (8 x A4 information sheets)
Where to begin
A Revegetation Guide for Eucalypt Woodlands – use local indigenous species
Greening Australia Seed Production Fact Sheets – remember you will need to obtain a permit under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act to collect seed of listed species on Crown land. This includes roadsides, rail reserves, cemeteries and land held in freehold by a public authority. You will also need to seek permission from the land manger.
Grassy Groundcover Gazettes – a series of newsletters that covers news, tips, ideas, updates and reports from the successful Grassy Groundcover Research Project.
Plans & Guides
Learning which plant is which takes time. There is a range of books, software and apps that will assist you. Nothing quite replaces going out into the field with knowledgeable people and seeing the plants or animals for yourself.
If taking photos don’t just take one as it is easier for someone else to identify it if you get good clear photos of the leaves, stems, flowers and the habitat and size of the plant. In plants such as grasses the seeds may need to be examined under a dissecting microscope.
Be aware that in some cases you will need a permit to pick (take) some plant material if on public land. Protected flora are plants that have legal protection under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988.
Biodiversity of the Western Volcanic Plains.
The field guide was developed through Ecolinc which is an established Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) Science Specialist Centre focusing on the development and delivery of innovative educational programs addressing environmental sustainability.
Pictures and Distribution Maps
Viridans is a company that produces software that has basic descriptions of over 10,000 species of native and alien plants and animals and photos of nearly 7000 species. It also includes mapping that plots the distribution of each species.