The biodiversity of south-west Victoria is being protected by Glenelg Eden.
Covering 90,000 ha of State and National parks, the Eden offers collaborative, landscape scale weed management to protect the natural environment.
Fourteen high priority areas have been selected for conservation, including dunes, heathlands, swamps and forests. To protect these areas, 125 ‘red flag’ weed sites have been identified for action.
- Critical infestations have been treated, including weed infestations impacting on endangered ecological communities at Tyrendarra.
- Control work has also been undertaken in Rennick, Mumbannar Nature Conservation Reserve and along Mt Gambier road.
- Cross-tenure data on priority areas and weed infestations has been collected to support future weed works.
Involving the community
- A local community organisation supported initial survey work for the Eden.
- Tyrandarra Indigenous field crew were engaged to work at Tyrendarra Flora Reserve, part of a national Indigenous Protected Area.