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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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Climate smart Farming event a great success.

Climate smart Farming event a great success.

Yea farmers get the low-down on climate-smart farming (Article taken from the Farmers for Climate Action Facebook page). 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿 More than 60 farmers turned out to find out how climate-smart farming may benefit them at a dinner in Yea on Thursday 11th October. The event, hosted by Yea River Catchment Landcare Group and Australian Farmers…

Yellow Ck-Dairy Ck landcare and Seymour Scouts on NTD at Homewood.

UGLN Rail Trail Project

Thanks to funding provided by VicTrack through Landcare Australia the UGLN was recently able to complete important habitat restoration works and hold many community engagement activities along the rail trail from Kerrisdale over to Alexandra and up to Merton.               The trail provides an important ecological function allowing species…

Climate Smart Farming

Climate Smart Farming

Join Yea River Catchment Landcare Group, Farmers for Climate Action and the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network for dinner and conversation. The evening will focus on how to adapt to the changing climate. This event is for anyone interested in learning more about our climate systems and how we can adapt to them. Our guest speakers…

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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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