Posts by Chris Cobern

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. Across mainland Australia the fox has played a major role in the decline of ground-nesting birds, small to medium sized mammals and reptiles. Foxes threaten many locally significant species such as Long-nosed…

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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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UGLN Green Army April Update

Our  third and final Green Army project has commenced and over the next 4 months this group of local young people will again be working throughout the Upper Goulburn region on environmental restoration projects on public and private land.                 The team have been busy over the first…

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New Rabbit Virus Release

The release of the rabbit virus, RHDV1 K5, will begin in March as part of Australia’s 20 ­year plan to reduce negative impacts on agriculture and the environment through managing rabbit populations. RHDV1 K5 is a Korean variant of the existing virus already widespread in Australia and scientists have found that it works better in…

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Ribbons of Remnant Roadsides

RIBBONS OF REMNANT ROADSIDE (RRR) RRR is a collaborative project between Murrindindi Shire Council (MSC), Upper Goulburn Landcare Network (UGLN), and Cittaslow Yea, whereby roadsides are showcased for their biodiversity and conservation significance in the landscape. RRR was initially proposed because it was recognised that a number of our roadsides are a place of refuge for many…

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UGLN Green Army December update

Our Green Army team have had another busy and productive month.                 Weed control and fuel reduction works have begun along the UT Creek and the rail trail in Alexandra. They have also continued with the Hawthorn and Briar Rose control along Godfreys Creek in Gobur and Broom…

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UGLN Green Army October Update

The team have had another very productive month. The weed control season has started so they have been working through areas of the Yea Wetlands drilling and poisoning large Willows, Desert Ash and Hawthorn and cut & painting the smaller woody weeds and also re-commenced the holly control project in Narbethong and woody weed control…

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