Conservation Futures project
The Conservation Future project was a cross-tenure environmental project in the Northern Yarra Ranges which focused on the conservation of biodiversity and threatened species. The project’s main focus was on protecting and enhancing habitat for nine threatened flora and fauna species.
The Victorian Biodiversity Hubs program funded the project between July 2017 and June 2020 with co-contributions from private and public land managers. Weed control, exclusion fencing, fox control, enhancement planting and targeted ecological burns were included in actions to improve outcomes for threatened species.
Focused threatened flora and fauna species for the Conservation Futures project included:
- Brush-tailed Phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa)
- Slender-tailed Dunnart (Sminthopsis murina)
- Eltham Copper Butterfly (Paralucia pyrodiscus lucida)
- Round-leaf Pomaderris (Pomaderris vacciniifolia)
- Matted Flax-lily (Dianella amoena)
- Clover Glycine (Glycine latrobeana)
- Rosella Spider-orchid (Caladenia rosella)
- Charming Spider-orchid (Caladenia amoena)
- Wine-lipped Spider-orchid (Caladenia oenochila)
Council will continue to seek out opportunities for similar future projects.