This report documents the natural values of more than 100,000 hectares of state forest across Central Victoria and calls for a dramatic increase in government spending and greater protection for these areas.
The size of the sites identified in the investigation ranged from a few hectares up to 31,000 hectares in the Wombat Forest, near Daylesford. A number of small conservation reserves were also assessed, with recommendations for better management.
The areas were assessed for vegetation significance, importance as a landscape link, and habitat for threatened species such as the Brush-tailed Phascogale (also called a Tuan), Powerful Owl, Grey-crowned Babbler, and rare and threatened plants.
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