The Kara Kara CMN was established in 2010 by a group of like-minded individuals and organisations who were concerned about declining biodiversity in the temperate woodlands of western Victoria.
Our membership includes representatives of local Landcare and environmental groups, State Government agencies and independent not-for-profit conservation organisations, as well as interested members of the local community.
By pooling our resources and working together towards a common goal, we know we can make a difference.
Our Area of Interest
The Kara Kara CMN’s area of interest covers approx. 1,950 km2 of Victoria’s western goldfields; from St Arnaud in the north to Moonambel in the south, and from Morrl Morrl in the west to the Avoca River in the east. Land use in this area is a mix of broad-acre pastoral landholdings and fragmented temperate woodland.
The St Arnaud Range, which incorporates the Kara Kara National Park, is central to this area and forms a core of continuous temperate woodland covering some 26,000 ha through Kara Kara CMN territory. This remnant woodland is dominated by some of the largest and most intact patches of Box-Ironbark woodland remaining in Victoria.
Significant patches of temperate woodland also lie to the west and east of the St Arnaud Range on public and private land. These woodland remnants have significant ecological value in that they provide refuge to a number of threatened species.
This region is part of Country for the Dja Dja Wurrung aboriginal clans and we acknowledge their traditional links with these lands.
We are dedicated to protecting and enhancing habitat critical to the survival of temperate woodland birds and other threatened fauna and flora, primarily through the creation and maintenance of well-managed bio-links.
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Page last updated: 4/4/2016