Victorian Volcanic Plains CMN
organization with a two pronged approach;
- a physical network of conservation and remnant places across a the 2.3 Million Ha of the Victorian Volcanic Plain and,
- A social network of landowners, agencies and support/ research organisations across that same landscape and sometimes further afield.
The CMN model has been developed by the DSE to aid the coordination of private and public resources to redress the poor conservation status of fragmented ecological vegetation communities (EVC’s) by providing a framework to coordinate the protection and management of remnants.
The VVP CMN is managed by a Facilitator who will promote
communication among members, coordinate events, develop projects in
consultation with members and source funding for the continuation of the
Network as well as other on-ground and community capacity building
The facilitator is also able to coordinate farm visit s by grassland officers from member organisations including Trust for Nature and Catchment Management Authorities. The officers are able to support the landholders with identification, resources and offer biological advice, coordinate formal protection arrangements and discuss available options for funding ecosystem services.