g Management Plan (Draft)

planning map
Map showing plantings, weeds, signs and tracks.

Update 27/7/2014

Management Plan - 2012 to 2017
.   (Version 12/7/12)
(This plan is a draft at present until it has been approved by MECM committee and by Trust for Nature.)

Aim of this plan is:
1. to give a framework for community planning of the future of Mount Elephant.
2. to give information about the mount to stakeholders and funders.
3. to give guidelines for the management of the mount.

Over the next 20 years Mount Elephant will be a landmark in the district for a wilderness experience and will be a centre for learning about the natural heritage of the district.

Management Themes and Actions: These are listed below and in detail on later pages.
We are looking for suggestions to improve the plan and our management.

Restore the habitat                                        Aim to restore the original trees and grasses. Encourage the wildlife.

Control Pest plants and animals                      Use management, biology and (if necessary) chemicals to control weeds and rabbits.

Manage Risks                                               Identify risks to visiting public, volunteers and neighbours and develop strategies to reduce the risks.

Educate and Communicate.                           Find and present information to enrich the visitor experience.

Manage visitors and volunteers                       Develop procedures so visitors and volunteers can safely enjoy the experience.

Maintain Partnerships.                                  Develop relations with stakeholders and funding partners which are to our mutual benefit.

Manage Infrastructure                                    Develop and maintain our infrastructure (buildings, tracks, fences, signs) to be useful but not intrusi

ControlGovernance and finance.                     Maintain a management structure which is works and we can be proud of.

Manage Livestock.                                       Where necessary manage the vegetation by profitable and sustainable grazing.

zMount Elephant Administration Site                This is a separate site for administration documents.