Mt Buck (Site: 42)

Site of State Significance
Warm Temperate Rainforest

Site in two parts. 1986 LCC recommendation covers this site.

The Mount Buck area has several sites of botanical significance. Western sub-catchment logged out recently. Other sub-catchment South East of Mt Buck is in excellent condition.

Public land management zones within RSOS

Approximate total area: 1340ha

 

 

 

%

ha

F&F reserves

0%

 

0

 

SPZ

15%

 

201

 

SMZ

13%

 

174.2

 

GMZ

0.72

 

964.8

 

Private

 

0

 

Area logged

0.25

 

335

 

GoogleEarth images

The Rainforest EVC (Ecological Vegetation Class) and RSOS boundaries have been overlayed onto Google Earth imagery to produce images that give a three dimensional perspective of the landscape where rainforest communities exist in East Gippsland. (Note: Rainforest EVC colour code is not consistent for all images.)


Image description: Extensive recent clearfell logging (shown in pink) has come close to large stands of warm temperate rainforest on the western slops of Mt Buck.


Image description: In 1986, a Land Conservation Council East Gippsland report identified this rainforest stand (where this logging has occurred) as a place where many endangered species exist and should be protected. TOO LATE!

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