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

Friday, August 30, 2013

Alexandra Cubs Nest Box Project

We recently had night with the Alexandra Cub-Scouts building nest boxes for small native mammals including Sugar Gliders, Brush-tailed Phascogales and Agile Antechinus.
Alexandra Cubs with Cub leader Jude.
The Cubs did a great job and built 12 nest boxes which we will install on trees in the nearby McKenzie Reserve in Spring.
Alexandra Cubs showing good carpentry skills.
The boxes will provide much needed nesting sites for our small arboreal mammals.
This important activity also helps the Cubs to earn their Landcare award.
Alexandra Cubs with Kinglake Venturer Sam
Thank you to Cub leaders Jude and Beck for their assistance and also the Kinglake and Alexandra Venturers who helped the Cubs with their carpentry skills.

Friday, August 2, 2013

National Tree Day

UGLN and the Kinglake Landcare Group hosted two National Tree Day activities at the Koala Browse Reserve in Kinglake.
On Friday 26th July 50 students and teachers helped to plant almost 400 plants in only a few short hours and on Sunday 28th July a small band of dedicated volunteers in windy and cold conditions helped plant a further 240 plants.
Kinglake Scouts Hayley and Tristan on National Tree Day
This site was important because it is an area that was devastated by the 2009 fires.
The aim was to revegetate the area to increase biodiversity and provide habitat for wildlife including the Greater Glider and Long-nosed Bandicoot that live in the adjacent Number Two Creek Reserve.
Kinglake Primary School students.
Kinglake PS students on National Schools Tree Day

We would like to thank 15Trees for helping to provide the trees for this important project.