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

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Kinross Farm Landcare Project

With funding provided by CSL the UGLN has been able to implement a great environmental project at Kinross Farm in Kinglake West.
With the support and assistance of Kinross Farm we have installed stock exclusion fencing around over 5ha of remnant vegetation, carried out weed control and planted over 1200 trees and shrubs.

Recent fauna surveys carried out show the site provides very important habitat for wildlife. See photos taken by remote sensor cameras at the site below.
Evidence of a Long-nosed Bandicoot adjacent to the site also further supports this and other nearby initiatives to protect and enhance native vegetation and waterways.

Monday, August 15, 2011

National Tree Day

The Kinglake Landcare Group held this year’s National Tree day event at Bollygum Park in Kinglake.

The weather was great and over 50 local people including members of the Kinglake Scouts, Kinglake Landcare and Friends of Bollygum Park attended and planted over 500 plants in the bushland and garden areas of the newly constructed park.

A delicious morning tea of pancakes was cooked by the ladies of the Bollygum Park committee and bbq lunch provided by the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Volunteers from Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) have recently been helping with the UGLN's fire recovery by planting trees at Flowerdale and Kinglake West and removing holly and privet from amongst bushland on the Stony Creek.

The team was very multicultural with members from Norway, America and China.

Using volunteers from around Australia and across the world CVA participate in a diversity of important projects to protect and enhance our environment.
To find out more go to: http://www.conservationvolunteers.com.au/

Monday, August 1, 2011

UGLN Fire Recovery Award

At the recent Goulburn Broken 25th Anniversary Landcare Awards night the UGLN was awarded the 'Network Award' for our fire recovery program.

This award is presented to an out-standing community group that has adopted best management practices on public or private land and is working towards enhancing or protecting an area on behalf of the community.

Photo above is President Terry Hubbard being presented with the award by Former Murrindindi Shire Mayor Lyn Gunter.

Photo below from left Terry, Secretary Lynnda Heard and Treasurer Rodney Ridd.