The reserve is the only remaining patch for people to experience the Damp forest Riparian forest, the type which once covered much of South Gippsland. It’s a peaceful area of bushland containing many of the local indigenous plant species that existed in the great forest of South Gippsland before clearing. This makes it a wonderful haven for native wildlife and birds.
In recent years, the reserve has also welcomed back the Strzelecki/South Gippsland Koala, a direct descendent from the original Victorian koala. These animals may be key to helping the survival of the species.
The six hectare reserve also contains the remains of many coal mining spots around Korumburra.
There is a community group which helps Parks Victoria manage the reserve, clearing noxious and non-indigenous plants from the area. Their goal is to preserve the habitat, to do environmental planting, to help educate people on bush care.