Adaptive management of endangered Buloke Woodlands

Date: 06, Feb, 2018
Author(s):   David Duncan, Libby Rumpff, Peter Vesk, Linda Riquelme, Emily Baldwin, Ami Bennett, William Bennett
Publisher: TSR Hub

Buloke woodlands were once widespread in Mallee regions of south-eastern Australia but have been extensively cleared and degraded by grazing and cropping. Remaining patches within national parks are degraded and failing to regenerate. Grazing by kangaroos, rabbits and goats is considered the major barrier to regeneration but the current grazer control regime has failed to yield the desired result. The project team is working with Parks Victoria to investigate why key species are not regenerating and to test management techniques that could improve the recovery of this endangered ecological community.