Mount Derrimut Nature Conservation Reserve

Reduced from a square mile (259 ha) to 30 ha, this once high-quality and now locked Reserve is an example of how not to do engagement and management. But if you jump the fence and explore you can see how species communities can vary across tiny changes in topography, just a few centimetres.

Main photo: Just jump the fence
2: Look down to discover
3: A future grassland champion
4: The road should be a sufficient firebreak; regular slashing shifts grassland species composition
5: An eager crowd
6: Another uninspiring sign
7: City views
8: Embedded rock means habitat and an unploughed grassland
9: Good diversity across the grassland

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Manager: Parks Victoria
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Type: Nature Conservation Reserve
Status: Extant
Address: Derrimut VIC
Area (ha): 29.97944422
Lattidude (decimal): -37.78542127
Longitude (decimal): 144.7661595
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