About our bushland reserves
Connecting to nature provides many health and wellbeing benefits and the conservation of bushland reserves is valuable for the community and for future generations.
Our bushland reserves enhance the landscape character of the municipality. They include a variety of landscapes such as:
- swampy woodland
- valley heathy forest
- grassy forest
- creek-side riparian zones.
Our reserves provide food and shelter for a wide variety of animal life, including many bird species, bats, frogs, reptiles and insects.
Managing our bushland reserves
Our Biodiversity team manages and monitors many of the bushland reserves. We spend most of our time:
- controlling weeds and encouraging natural regeneration of bushland
- expanding bushland by replacing adjacent areas with local native species
- supporting volunteers and friends groups
- providing visitor facilities and materials, such as track signage and brochures
- managing bushfire risk
- monitoring feral animals, such as foxes, so the reserves are safer for native animals
- managing projects and planning for the future.
It is important that we continue to manage our bushland reserves well.
Find out more about using and caring for our bushland responsibly.
Listen to our Nature in Knox podcast
Join the conversation with Bushland & Biodiversity Officers; Adam, Chris and Zoe sharing their knowledge and local insights about what's going on in Knox.
- Episode 1 features a discussion about native orchids, snakes and our Tree trail campaign.
- Episode 2 discusses the importance of tree hollows for our native animals with Andrew McKernan from Victorian Tree Organisation