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Conservation Management Network


An ongoing series of informational entries

Our Latest Blog Entry

March 15, 2022

Long time Australian scientist and advocate Dr Paul Gibson Roy outlines a way forward for Australian Grassy Ecosystem Restoration. This report (in the link below) was compiled following a recent Churchill Fellowship visit to the USA.

Grassy Ecosystem Restoration ..Policies and Practices

view:  full / summary

Weather Warming Up

Posted by Barrie Taylor on 7 November, 2017 at 19:45 Comments comments (0)

Let me introduce our Lizard family. We have two of them one smaller than the other and much shyer. The one in the photos is slightly larger and more out going, he stands still and waves as well as opening his mouth. Any one going past our place would think I'm nuts as I wave back, and a large person waving to a 6inch lizard in the grass would look strange. Thanks to Robin and Gordon Sharp

Pelican's on Lake Boort

Posted by Barrie Taylor on 20 July, 2017 at 19:10 Comments comments (0)

Just thought we would send the Pelican photos we took at the Big Lake in Boort.

The Lake is hidden with trees, but managed to see them between the trees.

This is only a small portion of them, there were about 4 rafts of them.

In the photos you will see a small island in the background, that is the one group, the others hidden by the tree line

Robin and Gordon

Vic Govt Biodiversity 2037 plan

Posted by Barrie Taylor on 5 April, 2017 at 18:15 Comments comments (0)

Find out about how the Victorian Government intends to protect and enhance Victoria's flora and fauna by going to the web site

Biodiversity Plan 2037

Australia Day Award for Michael Moore (President WCMN)

Posted by barrie on 28 January, 2017 at 17:45 Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Michael Moore, Secretary of the Loddon Plains Landcare Network's Committee of Management, the President of the Wedderburn Conservation Management Network and member of the Friends of Kooyoora National Park. Michael was awarded the Wedderburn Community Service Award from the Loddon Shire at the Australia Day awards ceremony in Wedderburn. This is on top of being recognised by Parks Victoria and awarded an individual Kookaburra award just a few months ago.

To our knowledge, this is the first time a Community Service Award has been awarded by the Loddon Shire for conservation work, and is seen as a positive sign by the Landcare and conservation communities.

Michael has volunteered many, many hours, working for the Wedderburn CMN, Loddon Plains Landcare Network and the Friends of Kooyoora. He has been a key driver in protecting our local Mallee Fowl population, putting together projects to improve local habitat and building connectivity between key sections of our environment. Well done, and thank you Michael.

Note: The above report was posted by our commitee member James Nelsson with photos on the Loddon Plains Landcare Network Facebook Page

Land management Guide for Conservation

Posted by Barrie Taylor on 22 January, 2017 at 19:20 Comments comments (0)

See the latest from CSIRO for landholders who want to know if the conservation values of their properties are improving. Easy indicators for the health of your property (biodiversity) No expert knowledge required.

CLICK HERE to download the guide

Mt Korong in the news

Posted by Barrie Taylor on 15 July, 2016 at 6:00 Comments comments (0)

Meet DELWP staff/Victoria's Biodiversity Future

Posted by Barrie Taylor on 7 April, 2016 at 1:20 Comments comments (0)


Register for Bendigo Information Night run by Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning where you can HAVE YOUR SAY about the future for Biodiversity in this State and/or locality.

Presentation Starts at 4.30pm on Thursday 14th April To register click on the link below

For more information and other nights click on the link below


Posted by Barrie Taylor on 31 March, 2016 at 22:40 Comments comments (0)

Two member residences received visitors this week. Donald and Gayle Sutherland were visited by Jacky Dragon

'Originally he was on the inside of our back security door chasing flies and we took him off so the dogs wouldn’t harm him but he persisted to try to get back in. We eventually got him to drop to the ground and scurry off. Appeared to be quite tame and wasn’t concerned with us being close to him'.

Robin and Gordon Sharp describe their visitor as follows

'The first Robin for 2016. He arrived this morning and visited around 3 times catching insects etc. Will send more photos when I take them as we have taken down the summer shade cloth on the west side of the house, I can now see out of the window.'

Malleefowl Sighting

Posted by Barrie Taylor on 3 February, 2016 at 7:10 Comments comments (0)

While out and about around Wedderburn on Saturday evening one of our members   ...Diane Henderson ... was surprised and delighted to observe a very healthy looking malleefowl. 

And if you happen to see a member of this very small remnant population please report it as all records are important 


Posted by Barrie Taylor on 13 January, 2016 at 15:55 Comments comments (0)

Thanks again to Robin Sharp for this contribution

Photo 1 – Shows Dad trapped between the fence and house, he could not spread his wings to fly.

Photo 2 – Shows Dad, 2 fledglings and Mum, Dad died not long after this was taken.

Photo 3 - Shows the young male on our door step asking for help.

Mum could not look after the 2 young and as Charlie was the youngest he was kicked out.

Photos 4 & 5 – he had recovered enough to fly back to his trees.

Photo 6 – He was back again, so we sent him to the wild life carer.

He came back again about a week later much fatter.

Being released from the card board box he had been in all day, as we had to let him go at dusk.

Photo 8 – Charlie and his mate, Charlotte.

Photos 9 & 10 – shows his first family, 2014.

Photos 11 – 12  Shows this years family, 2015.

Charlie & Charlotte on their own at last.