Victorian Volcanic Plains Conservation Management News

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

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Where are the volcanoes?

Here is a link to a website that shows all the Victorian volcanic plain volcanoes.


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Land for Wildlife

Are you a member of the Victorian Land for Wildlife program or do you know someone who is? The latest newsletter has arrived. It is only available online so sign up for it if you haven’t done so already. If you have signed up then may just need to check your emails as apparently there are some people who don’t open the link and miss out on some valuable info. LFW_Newsletter

This voluntary program  promotes wildlife conservation on private land. According to the DELWP website if you wish to create or protect wildlife habitats on your property, then the Land for Wildlife scheme can offer you advice and assistance no matter whether you manage a farm, a bush block, a council park or school ground. link

Victorian Weed Conference Proceedings

If you didn’t make it to the 6th Biennial Victorian Weeds Conference, held in Creswick in June here is a link to the proceedings

Some of the topics

  • The use of motion sensing cameras to measure bait-take by Brush-tailed phascogale during a simulated fox control program. William Terry, Beau Kent and Michelle Patrick
  • Effects of spring spot dose response herbicide applications for the control of cane needle grass (Nassella hyalina) patches in non-arable situations on the Victorian volcanic plain. David A. McLaren,Trevor D. Hunt and Kym L. Butler
  • A pot trial to assess the effects of pine oil, sugar and granulated flupropanate on cane needle grass (Nassella hyalina) seed banks. ¬†David A. McLaren and Kym L. Butler
  • Use of pine oil and sugar to reduce weed seed banks under cane needle grass (Nassella hyalina) patches. David A. McLaren, Trevor D. Hunt and Kym L. Butler