An evaluation was undertaken as part of a $1.2M project, titled Improving Grassy Woodlands of Northern Victoria. The project is funded by the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative and the Victorian Government’s Natural Resources Investment Program. It is supported by a range of partners including the North Central Catchment Management Authority (NCCMA), the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment, Trust for Nature and the Australian National University. The North East Catchment Management Authority (NECMA) was the lead project partner. The project is located in Victoria’s North East and North Central Catchment Management Authority (CMA) regions. The aim of the Evaluation was to assess the implications of grazing management for biodiversity conservation and productivity outcomes, in the context of EPBC Act listed threatened species and ecological communities (“threatened grassy woodlands”).
This project was undertaken as there is a critical need to reverse the decline of these Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) listed species and ecological communities. The project is working to improve the understanding of, and engagement in, effective woodland management practices by private and public land managers.