The Woodend Grassland Reserve is valued by the community of Woodend as an intact grassland environment that supports regionally significant flora species and a vegetation community considered very rare for this region.
The high floristic values of the reserve are attributed to its location within the interior of the old Racecourse, which was spared from heavy grazing, fertiliser application or exposure to invasive weeds. A wildlife friendly fence surrounds the entire reserve, which is partly located within the floodplain of the adjoining Five Mile Creek. The reserve supports one dam, one main drainage line and a series of minor drainage lines that flow into the adjacent Five Mile Creek.
Ecological burning is regularly undertaken to maintain the open grassland structure and promote native species diversity.
An Environmental Management Plan is available for this reserve.
1 Forest Street, Woodend 3442 View Map
1 Forest Street ,
Phone: (03) 5422 0333
Fax: (03) 5422 3623
National Relay Service
TTY call 133 677
& ask for (03) 5422 0333