What is Landcare Fire Recovery?

Upper Goulburn Landcare Network
Since the devastating Black Saturday bushfires of Feb 2009, the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network has been working with landholders and local communities in the Murrindindi and Mitchell Shires to rebuild and rehabilitate the local environment on private property.
This blog presents some of the stories.
To find out more about our program or to volunteer with one of our projects contact Landcare Coordinator Chris Cobern on 5736 0104.
Or by email on ugrecovery@gbcma.vic.gov.au

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Focus On Fauna

These photo's were take on a property at Kinglake West on the Pheasant Creek using remote sensor cameras.
It is part of UGLN's 'Focus On Fauna' fire recovery program which is being carried out in the Strath Creek and Flowerdale area by David Wakefield from Strath Creek Landcare Group and also the Kinglake Ranges with assistance from the Kinglake Landcare Group.

The lyrebird photo's were taken at a display mound I found at the site. The male was calling for about 8 minutes when a female came by which of course attracted his attention.
The other photo's were taken at a disturbed area next to the forest where it looked like animals came out to graze.
For more information on UGLN's Focus on fauna go to http://focusonfauna.wordpress.com/

Monday, May 9, 2011

ANZ Landcare Fire Recovery Week

Another very succesful week of volunteer work carried out with volunteers from the ANZ bank.
Throughout the week 96 volunteers assisted us with fencing, weed control, nest boxes and tree planting at fire affected properties at Kilmore East, Pheasant Creek, Strath Creek, Heathcote Junction and Narbethong. The team did a great job despite at times having to battle steep slopes and thick scrub with leeches and prickles.