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Sunny Creek Biodiversity Management

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Sunny Creek is located south west of Trafalgar in the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges in West Gippsland. The site measures approximately 140 ha and over 100 ha of the site are managed under a Landowner Agreement. The site is characterised by tall eucalypt forests and deep treefern gullies including large stands of the world’s tallest flowering plant – Eucalyptus regnans (Mountain Ash) over Cretaceous sediments and volcanic rocks (Australia Geoscience, 2015). Sunny Creek is unique amongst our estate for protecting two threatened rainforest types – Cool Temperate Rainforest and Strzeleckis Warm Temperate Rainforest – and it is within these environs that populations of 3 threatened fern species exist. As well as threatened ferns, the site provides habitat to a further 7 rare and threatened flora and fauna including trees, invertebrates, birds and mammals.Work over the next 10 years to conserve and improve the site includes:

  • Planting of canopy trees in areas where none, or very few exist.
  • Eradication of weeds including Blackberry, Ragwort and Wandering Trad.
  • Control of pest animals including foxes, rabbits and deer.
  • Protecting the site by maintaining and installing fences for exclusion of stock.

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