Lismore & Stony Rises
The Lismore & Stony Rises landscape zone
Landcare networks in this area:
The Lismore Land Protection Group (LLPG) is based in the township of Lismore, located on the Hamilton Highway in south west Victoria. The group operates as a Landcare Network and works in conjunction with other community groups including the Mount Elephant Community Management, Cundare Duverney Landcare Group, Leslie Manor Landcare Group, Weering-Eurack Landcare Group, Weerite Landcare Group and the Lismore Angling Club; which make up the Lismore Landcare Network covering approx 200,000ha.
Landcare groups in this area:
The Cundare Duverney Landcare group formed in 1994, taking in the areas surrounding Cressy, Cundare, Duverney, Foxhow, some of Weering and north-west of Beeac. Several significant RAMSAR listed wetlands are within the Cundare Duverney Landcare Group area, including Lake Corangamite. The area is dominated by fertile basalt plains with areas of stony rises. The predominant landuse within the region is cropping and sheep.
The Leslie Manor Landcare Group is located north of Camperdown to the west of Lake Corangamite on the Voctorian Volcanic Plain. The area contains significant wetlands inclidung RAMSAR listed Lake Terangapom which is visited by migratory bird species each year. The Leslie Manor Landcare Group has undertaken works involving linking vegetation with RAMSAR listed wetlands, rabbit control programs, waterways protection and salinity projects.
The Lismore Angling Club are actively involved in fencing and revegetating Lake Toolirook near Lismore. The group is also involved with tree planting which raises money for facility upgrades at the Lake Toolirook camping ground.
The Mount Elephant Community Management Inc is involved in the restoration of Mount Elephant, located at Derrinallum, Victoria.
The Weering-Eurack Landcare Group formed in 1991 and over the years has been actively involved with pest plant and animal control (predominantly Boxthorn removal) and salinity projects. The Landcare group area is located north-east of Beeac and takes in some of the Colac-Eurack Salinity Target Area. The area contains several wetlands including the Lough-Calvert, which provides habitat for remnant vegetation and many species of waterfowl.
The Weerite Landcare group is a new group that has just formed in 2008. The group area is located West of Camperdown, North of the Princes Highway.