The BAP Conservation Plans on this CD aim to provide biodiversity conservation actions at a local level. These plans have built on knowledge and information contained within more broad scale bioregional and landscape plans which have been developed by the Department of Sustainability and Environment. These broad-scale plans have provided the bioregional and landscape scale planning for which these more local scale BAP Conservation Plans are based. Copies of the Bioregional and Landscape plans along with more BAP background information is available on the DSE website.
All of these planning processes are designed to achieve implementation of the State biodiversity strategy (Victoria's Biodiversity NRE 1997) which fulfils a statutory requirement under Section 17 of the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 and provides the top-level biodiversity action plan for the State.
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority
The GBCMA is a statutory Authority established by the Victorian Government to co-ordinate land, water and biodiversity management in the Goulburn-Broken region. The GBCMA plays a lead role working with the community, Government and funding organisations to protect and enhance land, water and biodiversity.
There is a range of useful biodiversity planning information available on the GBCMA website including:
- Revegetation Guide with species information and advice on revegetation activities.
- Native vegetation information including information on identifying and managing different vegetation types (Ecological Vegetation Classes)
- A Wildlife Guide for Landholders which provides detail on some of the species of wildlife found in the catchment
- Information on the Goulburn Broken Indigenous Seedbank
- General principles for the conservation of biodiversity
For more information, visit www.gbcma.vic.gov.au
Department of Primary Industries
The Department of Primary Industries' (DPI) purpose is to design and deliver government policies and programs that enable Victoria's primary and energy industries to sustainably maximise the wealth and wellbeing they generate. Their organisation objective is to enable transformation in Victoria's primary and energy industries to sustainably increase wealth and wellbeing while protecting and enhancing safety, community, animal welfare and environment. DPI offers a range of easy to read information sheets covering a variety of topics including trees and native vegetation, flora and fauna and Land for Wildlife.
For further information visit www.dpi.vic.gov.au
Department of Sustainability and Environment
The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) is Victoria's lead government agency for sustainable management of water resources, climate change, bushfires, public land, forests and ecosystems.
The DSE website contains many useful tools and information including:
- Biodiversity Interactive Mapping that allows you to create a variety maps for your area.
- Bioregion overviews and associated Landscape Plans.
- Information on Ecological Vegetation Class benchmarks for each bioregion throughout the state.
- Information on Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act and associated threatened species.
- Environmental incentive programs including Eco Tender and Bush Broker.
For more information, visit www.dse.vic.gov.au
Trust for Nature
Established under the Victorian Conservation Trust Act (1972), Trust for Nature is the only Victorian organisation to protect bushland with land management agreements that last forever. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation Trust for Nature has grown to:
- Permanently protect 870 private properties, 36,745 hectares, through Conservation Covenants with landholders.
- Provide ongoing land management support to participating landholders through a stewardship program.
- Purchase and conserve more than 111 properties including historic sites such as Ned's Corner, near Mildura.
- Develop a Revolving Fund to buy at-risk properties which are then re-sold with Conservation Covenants.
- Provide conservation organisations across Australia with advice on Conservation Covenants, as the country's leader in the field.
For more information, visit www.tfn.org.au