Posts by Chris Cobern

Ribbons of Remnant Roadsides (Round 2)

The Ribbons of Remnant Roadsides project is a collaborative project between Murrindindi Shire Council (MSC) and the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network (UGLN), whereby significant conservation value roadsides are showcased for their biodiversity and contribution to ecosystem services.                     RRR was initially proposed because it was recognised that…

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Spring Wildflower Walks

Many of our local landcarers have been getting out and enjoying the spring wildflowers.                 Members of the Kinglake and Strath Creek landcare groups recently participated in a walk along Upper King Parrot Creek Rd in Strath Creek.                   This…

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Fox control helping with Bandicoot recovery

Since the 2009 fires monitoring with motion activated cameras has shown a resurgence in the population of Long-nosed Bandicoots around the King Parrot and Stony Creeks. This positive news has been assisted by the regular fox control carried out by Landcare in the area over the past few years.            …

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UGLN Green Army Project 3 Graduation

Our third and final Green Army project has come to the end. We recently celebrated the graduation of the participants at a BBQ at ‘Hillcroft’ in Gobur and thanked the team for all their hard work over the past six months.                     This team did a…

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UGLN National Tree Day 2017

On a fine and sunny Sunday many of our local landcare groups hosted some very successful National Tree Day events across the upper goulburn catchment.                     Yellow Creek-Dairy Creek Landcare Group planted out an area on a farm along the Goulburn River, Kinglake Landcare Group held…

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King Parrot Catchment Fox Control Project

The objective of this project is to reduce the impact of foxes on biodiversity and stock/agriculture assets in the King Parrot Creek catchment. The recent national release of the RHDV-K5 rabbit virus is already reducing rabbit numbers and is expected to increase, which means that predator foxes will markedly increase predation of other food sources…

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Green Army July update

Our Green Army and members of the Home Creek-Spring Creek Landcare Group took part in a micro-bat activity and survey at the mine site in the Gobur Goldfields with ecologist and bat expert Rob Gration from EcoAerial.                 They learned about the type of bat that uses this mine…

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2017 Lorax Project underway

The 2017 UGLN Lorax Revegetation Project is now underway for our eighth consecutive year.                     Already we have had corporate volunteers from NAB and ANZ travel up from Melbourne to assist with revegetation projects in Yea and Glenburn.                …

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UGLN Green Army – May Update

Over May the team have been helping with the construction of the Y-Water Centre bush tucker garden. The team have been planting, direct seeding a native lawn and spreading many cubic metres of mulch and river pebbles.                 The planting season is now underway and our first planting…

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