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Upper Goulburn - Mansfield Revegetation Zone

The vegetation profiles represent a generalised picture of the landscape. Each profile presents a typical landscape sequence. For each landform the following information is listed:

  • a schematic drawing showing the vegetation structure;
  • the main Ecological Vegetation Classes (EVCs) associated with it;
  • a brief description of the vegetation;
  • a brief description of the associated geology and soils;
  • one or two location examples where intact native vegetation can be observed (if known);
  • a link to a list of plant species grouped into trees, shrubs and groundcovers that are local to the area, suited to similar sites and can be used as a guide for planting projects.

It should be noted that the landforms presented may occur in different sequences in some areas. The profiles have been compiled to represent typical sequences, but these may not be the only ones

To assist you to identify the appropriate vegetation profile and species list, Understanding Your Planting Profile , is suggested as a first step.

Use the profile name and descriptions to determine the ones most suited to your site. Click on the landform name to view the species list.

The vegetation in the Upper Goulburn - Mansfield revegetation zone has been divided into two profiles containing different vegetation types.

Low hills, Valleys, Plains & Floodplains


GeologyAlluvial, soil sandy clay loam.
EVCFloodplain Riparian Woodland
DescriptionTall River Red Gum woodland along the regularly flooding terrace of large, slow moving rivers.
ExamplesNo intact examples known; Maroondah Hwy between Merton and Ancona;
Species ListFloodplains species list


GeologyAlluvial, soils range from alluvial loams to clay loams.
EVCPlains Grassy Woodland
DescriptionOpen woodland on the plains dominated by River Red Gum with a dense suite of grasses, sedges and herbs, and a sparse shrub layer.
ExamplesMerton roadside opposite petrol station; Howes Creek - Goughs Rd area, Gough Bay;
Species ListPlains species list


GeologyAlluvial and colluvial. Soils fertile, well drained with reasonable water availability.
EVCValley Grassy Forest
DescriptionOpen forest in fertile, gently sloping valleys of the surrounding dry foothills, has a tall open shrub layer and a dense grassy layer with a range of herbs.
ExamplesNorth Creek Rd between Merton and Ancona; Monkey Gully Rd, c 2 km west of Rifle Butts Rd, Mansfield;
Species ListValleys species list

Low Hills

GeologySedimentary and associated colluvium. Soils fertile and well drained.
EVCGrassy Woodland (Low Rises and Rainshadow)
DescriptionGrey Box and White Box dominated woodland with an open mid-storey of wattles, and diverse grassy and herbaceous ground layer.
ExamplesThe Paps Bushland Reserve (north side on lower slopes)
Species ListLow Hills species list
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Upper Slopes, Ridges & Streams

Swampy Drainage Lines

GeologyAlluvial and colluvial, soil silty to clay loam.
EVCSwampy Riparian Complex
DescriptionOpen woodland dominated by Swamp Gum found on poorly drained sections of streams and rivers. Tall to medium shrub layer over a dense ground layer of sedges and ferns.
Species ListSwampy Drainage Lines species list

Dry Slopes and Ridges

GeologySedimentary, soils well drained, often skeletal and rocky.
EVCGrassy Dry Forest
DescriptionOpen forest on hill tops or steep dry slopes with a grass-dominated understorey and a sparse shrub layer.
ExamplesHowqua Track, 2.3 km south of Mansfield - Mt. Buller Rd, Merrijig; The Paps Bushland Reserve (mid slopes); Maintongoon Bushland Reserve along Maintongoon Park Rd;
Species ListDry Slopes and Ridges species list

Protected Upper Slopes and Moist Valleys

GeologySedimentary, soils moist and fertile ranging from sandy loam to medium clay.
EVCHerb-rich Foothill Forest
DescriptionTall forest of Blue Gum, Messmate and Peppermint, with an open tall shrub layer and diverse ground layer of herbs and grasses.
ExamplesMaintongoon Bushland Reserve (protected slopes) along Maintongoon Park Rd;
Species ListProtected Upper Slopes and Moist Valleys species list
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