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

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Western District Lakes photo-point monitoring training opportunity

Corangamite CMA are looking for volunteers passionate about photography and the Western District Lakes to assist in the long term photo-point monitoring of water levels in the lakes.

Those interested in becoming a volunteer are invited to participate in a FREE two day environmental photography workshop with internationally recognized photographer and ecologist Alison Pouliot. Both days of the workshop will feature half a day of theory and half a day exploring and photographing the Western District Lakes.

WHEN: 10:00am – 4:00pm Thursday February 1 and Friday February 2

WHERE: Corangamite CMA, 64 Dennis Street Colac, VIC 3250

RSVP: There are limited spaces so get in early  – RSVP by Friday January 26 to (03) 52329100 or


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Learn about VVP grassland geology, ecology and management

This 3 day course has a great line up of presenters and provides an opportunity to learn about Victorian Volcanic Plains grasslands, grassy wetlands, Aboriginal cultural heritage and geology and soils. Numbers are limited. Registration form GA VVP Grassland Event 2017

Banksia Recruitment Bottlenecks Fact of Fiction

Here is the another presentation from the Banksia Workshop held at Lake Bolac on 24 February 2017 Recruitment bottlenecks for FoFW and replaces the one previously posted.

Please remember that if you want further information about any of the presentations,  ask the presenters. There are some great photos and information provided, but you need permission of the author to use them. If you are new to this site check out the other presentations from the workshop.







Banksia workshop presentations now available

Silver Banksia

Here is some additional information from the Banksia workshop held on 24 February at Lake Bolac. Please note that the presentations from Adam Miller, Steve Sinclair, Simon Heyes, Will Ford and Cathy Olive are now available. They have been loaded on the VVPCMN blog for those of you who only see these alerts via Facebook and Twitter.

If you haven’t already signed up (and paid up) to be a Friend of the Forgotten Woodlands, we would love you to join this very elite group! As we mentioned on the day, Bill and Aggie are working through the process so we can get tax deductability status and provide you with receipts. Let them know on the form if you require a receipt.