Posts by Chris Cobern

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…

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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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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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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…

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KPCFCP Autumn 2018 Fox Baiting Program

Twenty landowners participating in the King Parrot Catchment Fox Control Project recently took part in our Autumn fox baiting program. A total of 172 Foxoff baits were taken over the duration of the baiting program which means we have potentially removed up to 172 foxes from our area.              …

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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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