Archive:   Box Ironbark

Last Updated  16/10/07



Box Ironbark Ecology Course:  3 Day Course Runs 29 Oct to 2 Nov at Nagambie

(29/5/07 - E)  This is serious study, and places are limited to 30.  The course "emphasises ecological understanding and relationships and techniques that improve observation and data collection skills which can then be applied to other areas".

Click here for more information.  Applications close 28 September, 2007.



Your Chance To Comment On Fire Management Regimes In Box Ironbark Ecosystems

(22/6/07 - E)  Send submission to NCCMA by July 11

The North Central CMA, in its Regional Catchment Strategy, as well as Native Vegetation Plan. has identified the need to "Develop and implement appropriate fire management regimes to sustain ecological processes in key private land native vegetation remnants by 2008" (MAT BD13).


The subject of ecological burning is extremely complex and poorly understood. Nevertheless, fire is one of a number of disturbances that could be used to trigger a response in some vegetation communities.


Subsequently, land managers are keen to explore the use of fire to manage and enhance species diversity or abundance, or improve aspects in quality of an Ecological Vegetation Class.


In order to progress with the implementation of ecological burning on private land within the North Central region, the North Central CMA has commissioned Arthur Rylah Institute (ARI) to conduct a review relating to the fire ecology of Box-Ironbark ecosystems and identify the gaps in knowledge.


The review will include an analysis of information gathered and the identification of gaps in knowledge. The report will propose the next steps for the North Central CMA and its key partners to take in order to increase our knowledge of ecological burning, particularly as it relates to private land.


If you would like to contribute any information pertaining to Ecological burning within the Goldfields Bioregion, then please go to the link below and address the questions in the project brief which is contained in the North Central Best Management Practice website at


Comments should be forwarded no later than 11th July 2007.


Send submissions to:


Adrian Martins,

Biodiversity Projects Coordinator,

North Central Catchment Management Authority

PO Box 18, Huntly, Victoria, 3551.


t: (03) 5440 1851

f: (03) 5448 7148

m: 0427 099 376