Fire Recovery

Long-nosed Bandicoot Recovery

The Long-nosed Bandicoot(Perameles nasuta) pictured here was recently killed by a vehicle on the Whittlesea-Yea Road and is unfortunately one of five known road-kill bandicoots in the past few months, mostly in the Stony Creek area at Kinglake West. Long-nosed bandicoot road-kill at Kinglake West There is conjecture about the reasons for this spate of…

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Spring Creek Rehabilitation

Landowners along the Spring Creek in Flowerdale have been taking advantage of UGLN’s fire recovery fencing and revegetation programs. In conjunction with the GBCMA waterway grants for fencing and off stream watering. Volunteers constructing fences on the Spring Creek With our assistance to date six landowners along Spring Valley Road in Flowerdale have fenced off their streams and remnant…

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Narbethong Holly control project

The Friends of Marysville Walks and UGLN have been carrying out a very successfull project to control Holly in bushland and along waterways in the Narbethong area. Working with and under the direction of Marilyn Connor from Friends of Marysville Walks, UGLN have controlled many hectares of holly on private and public land along Fisher Creek, Dom…

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Tree planting time.

Now is the perfect time to plant a tree and with the help of many volunteers we have been doing just that. NAB & JB Were join forces JB Were volunteers planting on the Spring Creek Camberwell High School students in Flowerdale So far this season as part of our fire recovery revegetation project we have planted 3760…

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More help from the Scouts

The Kinglake Scouts recently helped us to build and paint another 14 nest-boxes. These boxes were designed for Brush-tailed Phascogales and Sugar Gliders and will be installed on properties throughout the Kinglake Ranges and King Parrot Creek Valley. Kinglake Scouts building nest-boxes. Team work – an important part of Scouting. The great work by the…

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Fencers Without Boundaries 2012

The Upper Goulburn Landcare Network fire recovery fencing program ‘Fencers Without Boundaries’ is now into its fourth and final year. To date volunteers with our fencing program have contributed over 3000 days to rebuild 236 kilometres of fencing on fire affected properties throughout Murrindindi and Mitchell Shires. Only a fraction of the estimated 3,500 kilometres…

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Wildlife Recovery

Our sensor cameras were recently set up on a fire affected property in Toolangi and I was able to capture these photos of the Long-nosed Bandicoot. Long-nosed Bandicoot Long-nosed Bandicoot Also some amusing photo’s of some more common species. Bobuk White-winged Chough Swamp Wallaby Common Wombat

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Lorax Project 2012

Our revegetation project (Lorax Project) has kicked off for 2012. We recently have had volunteers from NAB, Aspect Personnel, Camberwell Secondary College and Conservation Volunteers Australia planting trees and shrubs along the Spring Creek, Stony Creek, at South Cathedral Farm in Buxton and the Kinglake Lions Park. South Cathedral Farm – Buxton NAB at Kinglake…

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More Agile Antechinus in our nest boxes

Agile Antechinus These nest boxes were the first lot we installed as part of our fire recovery nest box program. They are on the King Parrot Creek in Kinglake West and were installed by the Kinglake Scouts in December 2009. They contain a family of at least four Agile Antechinus. Of the eight boxes we…

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Grouse house for marsupial mouse

This nestbox may seem a rather large for these little fellows, but its a safe haven, at least. This and several other nestboxes were installed in July 2011 at Happy Valley in Flowerdale, as part of our UGLN nest box project. These boxes are actually designed for Sugar Gliders (Petaurus breviceps) and were built by…

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