Mount Selma

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Mount Selma
Mount Selma is located in Victoria
Mount Selma
Mount Selma
Victoria, Australia
Elevation 1,463 metres (4,800 ft) AHD[1]
Location
Range Great Dividing Range
Coordinates 37°37′22″S 146°26′2″E / 37.62278°S 146.43389°E / -37.62278; 146.43389Coordinates: 37°37′22″S 146°26′2″E / 37.62278°S 146.43389°E / -37.62278; 146.43389[2]

Mount Selma is a mountain located to the north-east of Aberfeldy in Victoria, Australia.[3][2] Its peak is 1463 metres above sea level.[1] The headwaters of the Aberfeldy River rise on its southerly slopes.[4]

Access[edit]

The unsealed Mount Selma Road passes to the north of the summit and divides the Toombon State Forest (to the south) from Licola State Forest (to the north).[5]The summit of the mountain has a trigonometrical station and is accessible by four-wheel drive vehicles via Mount Selma Track. The Australian Alps Walking Track follows the alignment of Mount Selma Road.[6] [7]

Bushfires[edit]

In the summer of 2006-2007, the area was burned during the Eastern Victoria Great Divide bushfires.[8] Before the fire reached the mountain, the army was called in to provide heavy machinery to clear a firebreak along Mount Selma Track to protect the Thomson Reservoir catchment.[9] Christians Hut, a mountain hut near Mount Selma, was destroyed by the bushfires.[10]

Flora[edit]

The Selma Saddle Grevillea (Grevillea miqueliana subsp. cincta) is endemic to a small area near Mount Selma. Road works, logging and controlled burning are potential threats to the population The subspecies is listed as "vulnerable" on the Advisory List of Rare Or Threatened Plants In Victoria - 2005 [11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Spatial Vision. Mansfield - Baw Baw Four-Wheel-Drive Map (Map). 1:100,000 (1 ed.).
  2. ^ a b "Place Names Search: MOUNT SELMA". Geoscience Australia. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Ausway Publishing (2006). Melway Greater Melbourne Street Directory (Map) (33 ed.). p. 628.
  4. ^ "Upper Thomson River System". Protecting critical aquatic ecosystems. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Central Area -0 Baw Baw". Draft Fire Management Zones. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Alpine Area Special Investigation". Land Conservation Council (Victoria). Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Map 2 Thomson Valley Road - Mt. Shillinglaw 50 km (Map). http://www.australianalps.environment.gov.au/walktrack/pubs/map-02.pdf. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  8. ^ Eastern Victoria Great Divide Fires - Contained as at 0700hr 7/2/2007 (Map). http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0013/100921/east_vic_mediamap_non_standard_map_20070207_0900.pdf. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  9. ^ Sheppard, Martine (14 December 2006). "Army called to protect dam". Latrobe Valley Express. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  10. ^ Echo from the Mountains 5 (1). Victorian High Country Huts Association. March 2007. ISSN 1448-3769. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Advisory List of Rare Or Threatened Plants In Victoria - 2005". Department of Sustainability and Environment (Victoria). Retrieved 29 January 2012.