The site appears to be in environmental decline
This road reserve is located on the northern riverine plain at an elevation of 99 metres. The area is treeless and is periodically grazed as evidence of stock pugging and droppings have been observed. It is possible that this site is at risk from rising water tables caused by sub-lateral flow from the adjacent Pyramid Hill Irrigation area.
Vegetation Description and Composition
The vegetation type at this site is the endangered Plains Grassland EVC, which has an indicative place listing on the Register of the National Estate and is therefore recognised as Nationally significant. The Loddon Shire completed a roadside survey and erected significant roadside vegetation signs some years ago.
The area is dominated by a mixture of native tussock grasses including: Danthonia spp. (Wallaby Grass), Enteropogon acicularis (Curly Windmill Grass), Stipa spp. (Spear grass) and Chloris truncata (Windmill Grass) with Calocephalus citreus (Lemon Beauty-heads), Pycnosorus globosus (Drumsticks), and Maireana spp. (Bluebush), Eryngium plantagineum (Long Eryngium) vrot.
The number of introduced species has been reduced by continued dry conditions by more than 20%, particularly from members of the Asteraceae, Fabaceae and Poaceae Families. Avena spp. (Wild Oats) and Lolium spp. (Rye Grass) were not recorded in 2002.
Reserve in spring 2002