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Spiny Rice-flower Seed Collection

Aus Eco Solutions has just started collecting seeds from Spiny-rice flowers; in collaboration with the Spiny Rice-flower Recovery Team and with DELWP approval and permits. Pimelea spinescens subsp. spinescens (Spiny Rice-flower) is a small, long-lived perennial herb indigenous to the Victorian Volcanic Plains (VVP). Being critically endangered, the species needs all the help it can … Continue reading Spiny Rice-flower Seed Collection

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Ecological Burn 2018

Blanalko Altona Ecological Burn 2018 Aus Eco Solutions recently undertook an ecological burn at Altona. Regular burning of grasslands is essential for proper ecosystem function, as it removes excess biomass, rejuvenates tussock grasses and opens up inter-tussock spaces. These inter-tussock spaces are where a large proportion of the grasslands biodiversity can be found, as they … Continue reading Ecological Burn 2018

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Native Vegetation – Planting Season Top Tips

Native vegetation comprises plants that are indigenous to Victoria, including trees, shrubs, herbs and grasses. Native vegetation provides habitat for wildlife and delivers a range of ecosystem services that make land more productive and contribute to human well-being. Native vegetation grants are often available from some organisations like Melbourne Water, Port Phillip & Western Port … Continue reading Native Vegetation – Planting Season Top Tips

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Aus Eco Solutions Working with Parks Victoria

Aus Eco Solutions have created an annual weed management plan to coincide with Parks Victoria formatted Environmental Managment Plan (EMP). Aus Eco Solutions have been working on Parks Victoria site One Tree East in Quandong, south of Ballan Road, in preparation for it to become one of Victorias Grassland National Parks. Our crews have been conducting extensive weed … Continue reading Aus Eco Solutions Working with Parks Victoria

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Biodiversity Interactive Mapper

The Biodiversity Interactive Map is an easily accessible, free and very useful resource for both students and professionals in the environmental industry. It can provide you with basic information regarding: Native Vegetation Biodiversity Planning info Highlight any threatened flora & fauna Location of native wetlands Marine and coastal info Located areas of disturbance Provide catchment … Continue reading Biodiversity Interactive Mapper

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Changes to the Victorian Planning Provisions

The Victorian State Government has recently concluded a review into native vegetation clearing regulations. The Outcomes Report (linked below ) gives an overview of the review process and lists 29 proposed changes to the Victorian Planning Provisions, as well as those changes to be implemented independently of the provisions. The review aims to “sensibly protect … Continue reading Changes to the Victorian Planning Provisions

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Conservation Action Plan for the Victorian Volcanic Plain

Greening Australia and Trust for Nature have recently released a Conservation Action Plan for the Victorian Volcanic Plains. The Summary Report (linked below) contains a wealth of information on values, threats and actions relevant to the natural vegetation communities of the bioregion. It provides succinct information on natural assets present, grouped into eight categories: Plains … Continue reading Conservation Action Plan for the Victorian Volcanic Plain

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Offset management tips – How to collect EPBC listed Spiny Rice-flower seed

  Recently, the team at Aus Eco Solutions started collecting seed from critically endangered and EPBC listed (Environment Protection Biodiversity & Conservation Act 1999) Spiny Rice-flowers (Pimelea spinescens subsp. spinescens). We manage a number of sites West of Melbourne in Altona, Deer Park and Eynesbury that hold this rare and iconic EPBC listed species, and the … Continue reading Offset management tips – How to collect EPBC listed Spiny Rice-flower seed

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