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Darebin Creek Diary

Cultural burning brings back threatened species

The critically endangered Matted Flax-lily (Dianella amoena) has recently resurfaced along Darebin Creek following the re-introduction of cultural burning as part of La Trobe University’s long-term project to revegetate Nangak Tamboree over the next 5-10 years.

In May this year, Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Narrap Rangers utilised cultural burning practices to manage weeds and regenerate native plant species along a section of the Darebin Creek frontage. Following the use of cultural burning in this area of Darebin Creek, around 20 shoots of the endangered Matted Flax-lily are now emerging.

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