Upper Goulburn - Mansfield Revegetation Zone

The vegetation profiles represent a generalised picture of the landscape. Each profile presents a typical landscape sequence. For each landform the following information is listed:

  • a schematic drawing showing the vegetation structure;
  • the main Ecological Vegetation Classes (EVCs) associated with it;
  • a brief description of the vegetation;
  • a brief description of the associated geology and soils;
  • one or two location examples where intact native vegetation can be observed (if known);
  • a link to a list of plant species grouped into trees, shrubs and groundcovers that are local to the area, suited to similar sites and can be used as a guide for planting projects.

It should be noted that the landforms presented may occur in different sequences in some areas. The profiles have been compiled to represent typical sequences, but these may not be the only ones

To assist you to identify the appropriate vegetation profile and species list, Understanding Your Planting Profile , is suggested as a first step.

Use the profile name and descriptions to determine the ones most suited to your site. Click on the landform name to view the species list.

The vegetation in the Upper Goulburn - Mansfield revegetation zone has been divided into two profiles containing different vegetation types.

Low hills, Valleys, Plains & Floodplains


Geology Alluvial, soil sandy clay loam.
EVC Floodplain Riparian Woodland
Description Tall River Red Gum woodland along the regularly flooding terrace of large, slow moving rivers.
Examples No intact examples known; Maroondah Hwy between Merton and Ancona;
Species List Floodplains species list


Geology Alluvial, soils range from alluvial loams to clay loams.
EVC Plains Grassy Woodland
Description Open woodland on the plains dominated by River Red Gum with a dense suite of grasses, sedges and herbs, and a sparse shrub layer.
Examples Merton roadside opposite petrol station; Howes Creek - Goughs Rd area, Gough Bay;
Species List Plains species list


Geology Alluvial and colluvial. Soils fertile, well drained with reasonable water availability.
EVC Valley Grassy Forest
Description Open forest in fertile, gently sloping valleys of the surrounding dry foothills, has a tall open shrub layer and a dense grassy layer with a range of herbs.
Examples North Creek Rd between Merton and Ancona; Monkey Gully Rd, c 2 km west of Rifle Butts Rd, Mansfield;
Species List Valleys species list

Low Hills

Geology Sedimentary and associated colluvium. Soils fertile and well drained.
EVC Grassy Woodland (Low Rises and Rainshadow)
Description Grey Box and White Box dominated woodland with an open mid-storey of wattles, and diverse grassy and herbaceous ground layer.
Examples The Paps Bushland Reserve (north side on lower slopes)
Species List Low Hills species list
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Upper Slopes, Ridges & Streams

Swampy Drainage Lines

Geology Alluvial and colluvial, soil silty to clay loam.
EVC Swampy Riparian Complex
Description Open woodland dominated by Swamp Gum found on poorly drained sections of streams and rivers. Tall to medium shrub layer over a dense ground layer of sedges and ferns.
Species List Swampy Drainage Lines species list

Dry Slopes and Ridges

Geology Sedimentary, soils well drained, often skeletal and rocky.
EVC Grassy Dry Forest
Description Open forest on hill tops or steep dry slopes with a grass-dominated understorey and a sparse shrub layer.
Examples Howqua Track, 2.3 km south of Mansfield - Mt. Buller Rd, Merrijig; The Paps Bushland Reserve (mid slopes); Maintongoon Bushland Reserve along Maintongoon Park Rd;
Species List Dry Slopes and Ridges species list

Protected Upper Slopes and Moist Valleys

Geology Sedimentary, soils moist and fertile ranging from sandy loam to medium clay.
EVC Herb-rich Foothill Forest
Description Tall forest of Blue Gum, Messmate and Peppermint, with an open tall shrub layer and diverse ground layer of herbs and grasses.
Examples Maintongoon Bushland Reserve (protected slopes) along Maintongoon Park Rd;
Species List Protected Upper Slopes and Moist Valleys species list
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The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.

We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

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