The 9ha patch of mature riparian scrub and shrubby foothill forest plays an important role in protecting the habitat of local threatened species in Mirboo North. The site is home to the swamp sun-orchid (thelymitra incurva) and Strzelecki gum (eucalyptus strzeleckii), both species are listed as critically endangered in Victoria.
The site is close to the Little Morwell River, its biodiversity has a positive impact on the water quality of the river.
Our planned work over the next 10 years to conserve and improve the site, as part of a formal agreement, includes:
- Eradication of weeds including blackberry (rubus fruticosus) and gorse (ulex europaeus).
- Control of pest animals including deer, foxes and rabbits.
- Revegetating the site with native vegetation