Listed below are some of our current projects and a few which are now complete.
If you would like to become involved or discuss any of them please make contact with us
Project Name : Gippsland Lakes Environment Fund
Funding Source: Gippsland Lakes Environment Fund, Administered by the Gippsland Lakes Ministerial Advisory Committee.
Start/ Fin: June 2014-July 2015
Project Overview: Over this and next year we will be engaged in actively managing several rainforest stands in the immediate vicinity of the Gippsland Lakes
Project Name : Littoral Rainforest
Funding Source: Australian Federal Government
Start/ Fin: June 2012 -2018
Project Overview: This project will improve the health and general integrity of Littoral Rainforest communities across our region.The EGRCMN is working closely with DELWP, Parks Victoria, consultants and other interested parties to develop a state wide management plan for this vegetation type which includes mapping previously -unsurveyed areas, prioritizing the development works and actively managing several littoral rainforest sites by removing weeds and controlling the impacts of feral animals such as deer. This plan is now available for download from our website at the bottom of this page.
This project will also see the engagement of local indigenous work crews to help look after and learn about these important areas (more info below).
Project Name : EGRCMN Deer Group
Funding Source: Caring for our Country
Project Overview: For many years the EGRCMN has been working on deer with various other interest groups. Funding through a Caring for our Country Grant has made possible the development and implementation of an enhanced skills training course for participants in the Australian Deer Asssociation (ADA) Gippsland Deer Management Group. The Grant is based on a partnership between the ADA, Trust for Nature and the East Gippsland Rainforest Conservation Management Network.
Current EGRCMN sites are indicated on the map. Note that some projects are carried out on a number of sites. For example Littoral Rainforest is present at Kalimna Gully as well as Lake Bunga West; and the Gippsland Lakes Environment Fund operates at both Goldsmiths in the forest and Clara St Rainforest.
Project Name : Kalimna Gully
Funding Source: Communities for Nature
Project Overview: This four year project aims to preserve the rainforest through the management of weeds, restoration planting, community engagement, education and storm water management.