Fire Recovery

Long-nosed Bandicoot update – Glenburn

Long-nosed Bandicoot (LNB) numbers seem to have increased since the 2009 fires along the Stony Creek at Kinglake West, along the King Parrot Creek down to Hazeldene and at Toolangi.The thick regrowth of native vegetation has probably favoured the bandicoots and provided protection from predators such as foxes and cats.Our fauna monitoring with remote sensor…

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Greater Glider recovery project

Thanks to funding provided by Landcare Australia the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network has been able to provide alternative nesting sites for the Greater Gliders living along the Number Two and Number One Creeks at Kinglake. Kinglake Rover Sam helping to install the nest boxes.  The Greater Glider Petauroides volans Twelve specially built nest boxes…

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California Conservation Corps

Volunteers from the California Conservation Corps (CCC) are currently in Australia on an 8 week exchange project with Conservation Volunteers Australia. The have been working in South Australia and Victoria carrying out erosion and salinity control, seed collection, construction and maintenance of walking tracks, endangered flora and fauna surveys and monitoring. During their time in Victoria the…

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Fencers Without Boundaries winds up

After another very successful year the UGLN fire recovery fencing program ‘Fencers Without Boundaries’ (FWB) has finally come to an end. SA Rotary volunteers fencing at Kinglake (2011) Victorian Mobile Landcare Group (2010) FWB stalwarts John Belfio and Alan Stafford at Sunday Creek (2011) Fire affected landowners provided the fencing materials and UGLN provided the volunteer…

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Lorax Project 2012

The Upper Goulburn Landcare Networks revegetation ‘Lorax Project’ has finished for another year after a very successful year of tree planting throughout the fire affected areas of Murrindindi Shire. JBWere volunteers at Buxton This year 452 volunteers from NAB, ANZ, JBWere, Camberwell Secondary College, Strath Creek Landcare Group, Kevin Heinz Garden Centre, Conservation Volunteers Australia, Kinglake…

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Long-nosed Bandicoot video footage

As part of the recent landcare fauna survey weekend on private bushland at Toolangi we captured the following footage of Long-nosed Bandicoots. Click on the play (>) symbol and wait a few moments for it to load.    You can certainly see why they are called Long-nosed Bandicoots.                      The bandicoots long sharp claws are ideal for digging up grubs…

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Fauna Survey Weekend – Toolangi

Over the weekend of 23-25 November members of the Kinglake Landcare Group and local residents carried out a fauna survey at a bushland property in Toolangi.  Native Bush Rat Led by Peter Homan from RMIT and the Field Naturalist Club of Victoria the volunteers carried out trapping for small mammals and bats, spotlighting for possums…

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Buxton wetland fauna survey

The UGLN fire recovery fauna project has now extended into the Buxton area.We recently installed our remote sensor cameras at the property of Buxton residents Anthony and Tracy who have a wonderful wetland area on their farm.The wetland was fenced off a couple of years ago with the assistance of funding provided by the DPI.The…

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Kinglake Wildflower Walk

On Sunday 19th August we had a small group of eleven adults and children on an enjoyable wildflower walk through the Kinglake National Park presented by a very knowledgeable Richard Francis from ABZECO. Kinglake Landcare members Peter and Will and kids The group got to see the early blossoming wattles, Love Creepers, Early Nancy lilies, Pultenaea and Daviesia species…

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REVEGETATION WORK CONTINUES

Plantings to establish new native vegetation continue on both Crown Land reserves and private properties throughout the Murrindindi Shire. Last week a volunteer group from the ANZ Bank’s corporate headquarters in Docklands planted out 480 sedges, grasses and shrubs on the Break O Day Reserve in Glenburn. The ANZ group came prepared for the wet…

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