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Upper Goulburn Landcare Network

Providing strong and positive relationships with landholders, community organisations, schools and government agencies across the Upper Goulburn.

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UGLN are always busy implementing projects and working with landholders, schools, community and agencies.

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UGLN are always busy implementing projects and working with landholders, schools, community and agencies.

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KPCFCP June-July 2019 Fox Baiting Program

KPCFCP June-July 2019 Fox Baiting Program

Twenty nine landowners participating in the King Parrot Catchment Fox Control Project recently took part in our 2019 June-July fox baiting program. A total of 208 Foxoff baits were taken over the 4 week duration of the baiting program which means we have potentially removed up to 208 foxes from our area. As with any…

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We are hiring

  Landcare Community Facilitator   The Upper Goulburn Landcare Network seeks an energetic, motivated team member who can engage with existing staff and local communities to deliver Landcare services within the Murrindindi Shire. This is a 0.65 (24.7 hours per week) FTE position based in our office in Yea. Key responsibilities include: administrative support for…


Fox Control Monitoring Program

To monitor the abundance of foxes, the King Parrot Catchment Fox Control Project (KPCFCP) has been running an annual program using remote sensor cameras on the properties of KPCFCP participants. This year we had 51 cameras installed on 39 properties.               Compared with 2018 the latest round of monitoring showed fox numbers are stable on…

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About UGLN

Our Role
Our Role

The UGLN has been operating since 2002 and has a strong and positive relationship with landholders, community organisations and government/agency stakeholders. The Landcare Network’s role is broad:

  • Landcare group support;
  • Communication of Landcare and land management information;
  • Community capacity building;
  • Sustainable, community-driven land management;
  • Community education and project management;
  • Liaison with govt/agency stakeholders; and
  • Contribute to catchment NRM targets.

President: Terry Hubbard (Strath Creek LG)

Vice President: Ian McKaskill (UT Creek/Maintongoon LG)

Treasurer: Rodney Ridd (Home Creek-Spring Creek LG)

Secretary: Ian McKaskill (UT Creek/Maintongoon LG)

General Members: Richard Evans (Cathedral LG),

John Stewart (Kinglake LG)

Ron Litjens ( Yea Wetlands CoM, Yea River Catchment LG)

Susan King (Strath Creek LG)

Immediate Past President: Bruce Marsh (Home Creek-Spring Creek LG)

The UGLN is supported by two part-time Facilitators;

Cath Olive

Judy Watts

and currently has the full-time services of  Project Officer Chris Cobern

Chris Cobern

Married with 3 children and lives in Kinglake West.

Qualifications: Diploma in Natural Resource Management

                                 Qualified Carpenter 

Work History: Current -  UGLN Fire Recovery Landcare Coordinator & Project Officer since 2009.

Past employment -  Two years as an Environmental Consultant with Indigenous Design Land Management

10 years as Bushland Management Team Leader with City of Darebin

Self employed - Carpentry, property management and bushland regeneration contractor work for Parks Victoria and Melbourne Water.


Playing guitar

Bird watching


We are also supported one day per week by Helen Gough, our Schools Support Project Officer

and Jodie Morrison, our Community Compost Program coordinator.


Contact: Judy Watts

Phone: 03 5797 4405

Post: PO Box 74

Street: 5/10 High Street, Yea


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Judy Watts
Ph: 03 5797 4405
Post: PO Box 74
Street: 5/10 High Street YEA
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