Native plants of the Macedon Ranges
The Macedon Ranges supports a wide range of indigenous plant communities in various locations, altitudes and soils; from sheltered gullies of towering Mountain Ash to volcanic plains of open dry forests and grasslands.
Finding and recording native species
You can search for and record sightings of native species in a number of ways:
Classification of species
The Macedon Ranges Shire contains many different ecosystems that are characterised by different types of plants. These ecosystems are known as ecological vegetation classes (EVC).
An EVC classifies vegetation into groups according to their floristic, structural, and ecological features. There are over 100 EVCs in the Macedon Ranges region.
Individual EVCs have species lists for plants and can inform land managers of the correct species of plant to use for a specific area. They are important in guiding land management activities, particularly tree planting.
Learn more about EVCs
Legislation protecting threatened species
The Macedon Ranges is home to many threatened species of plants. There are several key pieces of legislation that classify threatened species. These include: