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Chapter 12 The Resserve Proposal

The Reserve Proposal

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Chapter 12.pdf download here

Summary

The outcome of this investigation reveals that the current reserve system around Mount Baw Baw is inadequate and that current forest management practices are degrading sites of significance. This chapter details the recommended expansion of the current Baw Baw National Park to be inclusive of:

• The entire site of Global Zoological Significance,

• Sites of National and State Botanical Significance,

• Site of National Geological and Geomorphological Significance

• The global distribution of the Baw Baw Frog,

• Rainforest Sites of Significance

• Sites of National Estate Value

• Areas of important for water catchment

As large areas of forest surrounding Mount Baw Baw have been degraded through extensive logging operations, the reserve agenda proposes a ‘restorative management zone’ upon where proactive conservation measures are implemented to rehabilitate these areas. The agenda is supportive of Associate Professor Jean marc Hero’s recommendation for the recovery action of the Baw Baw Frog, which include:

• Complete protection of all known and predicted habitat for the Baw Baw Frog

• Proactive actions to mitigate the known threats

• Monitoring to determine if mitigating actions are effective

• Research to determine new or unknown threats to the species

• Proactive actions to mitigate new threats

(Hero 2004 – Pers Comm)

This proposal provides a continuous reserve system that joins the Baw Baw National Park with the Yarra Ranges National Park and the Moondarra State Park. It will incorporate the diverse Ecological Vegetation Communities found within the region that fall outside the current reserve system.

The Reserve Proposal

owl

Chapter 12.pdf download here

Summary

The outcome of this investigation reveals that the current reserve system around Mount Baw Baw is inadequate and that current forest management practices are degrading sites of significance. This chapter details the recommended expansion of the current Baw Baw National Park to be inclusive of:

• The entire site of Global Zoological Significance,

• Sites of National and State Botanical Significance,

• Site of National Geological and Geomorphological Significance

• The global distribution of the Baw Baw Frog,

• Rainforest Sites of Significance

• Sites of National Estate Value

• Areas of important for water catchment

As large areas of forest surrounding Mount Baw Baw have been degraded through extensive logging operations, the reserve agenda proposes a ‘restorative management zone’ upon where proactive conservation measures are implemented to rehabilitate these areas. The agenda is supportive of Associate Professor Jean marc Hero’s recommendation for the recovery action of the Baw Baw Frog, which include:

• Complete protection of all known and predicted habitat for the Baw Baw Frog

• Proactive actions to mitigate the known threats

• Monitoring to determine if mitigating actions are effective

• Research to determine new or unknown threats to the species

• Proactive actions to mitigate new threats

(Hero 2004 – Pers Comm)

This proposal provides a continuous reserve system that joins the Baw Baw National Park with the Yarra Ranges National Park and the Moondarra State Park. It will incorporate the diverse Ecological Vegetation Communities found within the region that fall outside the current reserve system.