Conservation Management Networks (CMN's)
Conservation Management Networks (CMN’s) are land based networks for conservation of threatened ecological communities (flora & fauna) and remnant vegetation. They are supported through a network of landowners / land managers and the community.
Current Victorian CMN’s (as at 10 November 2021)
- Broken Boosey
- East Gippsland (merged from East Gippsland Rainforest & Gippsland Plains)
- Kara Kara
- Longwood Plains (e-mail contact)
- Mid Loddon
- Northern Plains
- Strathbogie Ranges
- Victorian Volcanic Plains
Whroo Goldfields (e-mail contact)
CMN's no longer operating
- East Gippsland Rainforest (now merged with East Gippsland)
- Gippsland Plains (now merged with East Gippsland)
- Lower Goulburn
Further information on CMN's:
Whroo Goldfields CMN - the Whroo Goldfields Conservation Network (WGCN) was initiated in 2008 to give a framework for a system of interconnected places and people with a common purpose of improving in nature conservation.
Longwood Plains CMN - predominantly delivering State and Federal Government incentives through the Goulburn Broken CMA to our landholders. Website currently being developed. We also apply for other grants including Landcare and have had a number of on-ground projects funded over the years. July 2021 newsletter.
These are not CMN’s but undertake landscape conservation activities:
- Bunanyung Landscape Alliance - Moorabool, Leigh and Woady Yaloak catchments.
- Grassy Plains Network - grassy ecosystems across Melbourne and its surrounds.
Strategic Plan for Conservation Management Networks (2008) Strategic Plan for Conservation Management Networks in Victoria : Working together to protect biodiversity. Context Pty Ltd, Brunswick Victoria.
Conservation Management Networks DSE 2015
Book: Linking Australia’s Landscapes: Lessons and Opportunities from Large-scale Conservation Networks. January 2013. James A Fitzsimons, Geoffrey Charles Wescott, Ian Pulsford. ResearchGate: Abstract.