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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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UGLN Paddock Tree Project

The Upper Goulburn Landcare Network recently completed a very successful project to protect isolated individual trees and groups of paddock trees on farms.               As well as providing shade for stock paddock trees provide important habitat and hollows for wildlife. The fallen leaf litter and branches also provide habitat…

KLG Botanical Walk

Kinglake Landcare Group Botanical Walk

Join botanist Geordie Scott-Walker and Kinglake Landcare members for a botanical walk along Captains Creek Road, Kinglake Central.   Sunday 27th October, 10am – 12noon followed by a light lunch and optional walk to Wombelano Falls.  Information attached:    


Koriella Farm Field Day

Home Creek Spring Creek Landcare Group are holding a FREE Farm Field Day, Saturday 19th October and we have four well-known, local professionals lined up to share their experience. Cathy Olive, Pat McVeigh, Kerri Goschnick and Cameron Paterson have all contributed to the farm’s well being over the years. With an integrated approach, native plantings,…

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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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Ph: 03 5797 4405
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