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, December 20, 2012

Lorax Project 2012

The Upper Goulburn Landcare Networks revegetation 'Lorax Project' has finished for another year after a very successful year of tree planting throughout the fire affected areas of Murrindindi Shire.
JBWere volunteers at Buxton
This year 452 volunteers from NAB, ANZ, JBWere, Camberwell Secondary College, Strath Creek Landcare Group, Kevin Heinz Garden Centre, Conservation Volunteers Australia, Kinglake Landcare Group and the Salvation Army helped plant a total of 12110 indigenous plants.
ANZ volunteers at Kinglake
We also had great support again from Fifteen Trees who were able to provide much needed funds to purchase many plants for our project.
NAB volunteers planting trees funded by 15Trees
The Kevin Heinz Garden Centre with funding assistance from Rotary again grew many thousands of plants for us and even came up for a day to plant some at the Kinglake Lions Park.

Kevin Heinz Garden Centre volunteers at Kinglake Lions Park
We developed a great project with the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority which allowed us to fence and revegetate many kilometres of riparian areas along the King Parrot Creek and Spring Creek in Flowerdale.
NAB volunteers planting along the Spring Ck at Flowerdale
We revegetated 32 hectares of farmland and waterways on properties at Strath Creek, Flowerdale, Kinglake, Glenburn, Buxton and Murrindindi.

ANZ volunteers at Glenburn
The Lorax Project will continue in 2013 and thousands of seedlings are being grown as we speak in preparation for next years planting season.
NAB volunteers at Buxton
We will also be helping the Strath Creek Landcare Group with the tree planting component of their biodiversity project.
Volunteers at Strath Creek
Anyone interested in volunteering with our project in 2013 or landowners interested in getting tree planting carried out on their properties contact Chris Cobern on 5736 0104.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Long-nosed Bandicoot video footage

As part of the recent landcare fauna survey weekend on private bushland at Toolangi we captured the following footage of Long-nosed Bandicoots.
Click on the play (>) symbol and wait a few moments for it to load.

  You can certainly see why they are called Long-nosed Bandicoots.

                     The bandicoots long sharp claws are ideal for digging up grubs and worms.

This female looks like she has a pouch full of young.