The Regional Catchment Strategy for the Port Phillip & Western Port region
Summer bush fire creates surveying challenge

3 February 2016

A new challenge has arisen for the Crib Point Stony Point Foreshore Committee of Management Inc. Nearly half of the reserve has been impacted by a summer bush fire in January 2016.

The coming months will require vigilance as invasive species compete with indigenous when regeneration begins.

As the appointed manager of this section of Crown Land from Jacks Beach Reserve to Stony Point on the Western Port side of the Mornington Peninsula, the Foreshore Committee of Management protects the native vegetation within the reserve as their RCS target.

The reserve contains 12 Ecological Vegetation Classes and many species of flora and fauna, including some that are rare and endangered. The Foreshore Committee uses extensive flora and fauna surveys to guide works that are undertaken within the reserve.

These works are incorporated into the reserve’s management plan and sets out the basis and priority of tasks to be completed in the coming years.  The foreshore reserve will continue to be a natural bio link with a rich diversity which supports a variety or species.