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



Monday, April 30, 2012

Fencers Without Boundaries 2012

The Upper Goulburn Landcare Network fire recovery fencing program 'Fencers Without Boundaries' is now into its fourth and final year.
To date volunteers with our fencing program have contributed over 3000 days to rebuild 236 kilometres of fencing on fire affected properties throughout Murrindindi and Mitchell Shires. Only a fraction of the estimated 3,500 kilometres destroyed in the 2009 fires but significant for those landowners we’ve assisted.
Volunteers fencing off bushland at Kinglake
Volunteers at a Flowerdale property
This year our priority is for fencing to protect native habitats such as waterways, native vegetation and revegetation sites.  As seen in these photos of volunteers constructing fences for a revegetation corridor and a section of the King Parrot Creek in Flowerdale.
To volunteer or to find out more about our fencing program phone Chris Cobern on 5736 0104.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Wildlife Recovery

Our sensor cameras were recently set up on a fire affected property in Toolangi and I was able to capture these photos of the Long-nosed Bandicoot.
Long-nosed Bandicoot
Long-nosed Bandicoot
















Also some amusing photo's of some more common species.
Bobuk
White-winged Chough

Swamp Wallaby
Common Wombat

Lorax Project 2012

Our revegetation project (Lorax Project) has kicked off for 2012.
We recently have had volunteers from NAB, Aspect Personnel, Camberwell Secondary College and Conservation Volunteers Australia planting trees and shrubs along the Spring Creek, Stony Creek, at South Cathedral Farm in Buxton and the Kinglake Lions Park.
South Cathedral Farm - Buxton
NAB at Kinglake Lions Park

CVA at Stony Creek








Buxton Burger Lunch













For enquiries about tree planting on your fire affected property or to volunteer phone Chris Cobern on 5736 0104.