The 3.75ha biodiversity site in Rawson backs onto our wastewater treatment plant and is significant wet forest habitat.
Characterised by tall eucalypts and dense tree-fern gullies, the forest around this area of Victoria is some of the tallest and most carbon-dense in the world. It is home to iconic native species such as the powerful owl, southern greater glider and spotted-tailed quoll.
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 sweet pittosporum (pittosporum undulatum).
- Control of pest animals including deer, foxes and rabbits.