In Victoria, natural landscapes with sufficient scale and quality to largely maintain their ecological integrity, have, for the most part, only been retained in areas remote from historical development. These large and less disturbed areas are predominantly in public ownership as our national parks and State forests. The sustainability of these areas is fundamentally due to their size and their intact and functional natural processes, which means they are relatively robust in response to most perturbations or fluctuations of environmental or human origin. Historical development patterns and public land-use decisions have meant that these areas are now Victoria’s major reservoirs of biodiversity, in contrast to the rural and urban landscapes where the depletion and fragmentation of natural areas has resulted in a concentration of the elements of biodiversity that are now considered threatened.
The key objective in these landscapes is to continue implementing and improving the processes that are already in place to manage the environments in our State forests, parks and reserves.
Ecological Vegetation Class (EVC) Benchmarks by Bioregion
Simplified Native Vegetation Groups
Vegetation Quality Assessment Manual
Biodiversity Action Planning
Victoria's Biodiversity Strategy - Natural Landscapes
Plants and Animals
Parks & Reserves
Maps & Imagery
Recreation & Tourism
Fire & Other Emergencies
Fishing & Aquaculture