Roadside vegetation in the Rural City of Wangaratta contains highly significant remnant vegetation with very high ecological values and often threatened species of flora and fauna.
In a landscape cleared for agriculture where little remains of the original native vegetation, the roadside verge often contains the last refuge for certain plant communities. These provide habitat and corridors linking larger areas of vegetation for a multitude of native animals. Without these corridors, animal communities would become isolated and unable to migrate in search of food and habitat.
Council assists landholders with land adjacent to Council roadsides to appropriately manage pest plants and animals. Local Landcare groups also provide assistance to control pest plants and animals on roadsides.