Photos courtesy Macedon Ranges Shire Council
Members of Malmsbury Fire Brigade have taken part in an ecological burn alongside Macedon Ranges Shire council as part of the ongoing reclamation of Malmsbury common.
The purpose of the burn three-hectare burn was to remove excess thatch to allow native grass species to grow.
The Common is a highly-valued conservation reserve with significant native grasslands, wetlands and stream bank vegetation.
It is also home to a diversity of flora and fauna and supports important Aboriginal and European cultural heritage values.
A master plan for the site aims to protect and enhance its natural environmental and cultural values while providing opportunities to increase its use by community members.