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Queensland Fruit Fly

The UGLN has recently received funding from Agriculture Victoria to purchase Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) traps in an effort to determine the presence of the pest in the region. The QFF is known to be present in Seymour, Euroa and the Yarra Valley. Only when it’s presence is confirmed can we as a community develop…

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Horse Care Workshop

Twenty-one horse enthusiasts visited ‘Mayfield’, the home of Andrew and Nicky Bowe, to learn more about equine care and management. The Barefoot Blacksmith, Andrew, and partner Nicky, a scientist, have been working for many years  to establish best management practices that optimize hoof health and equine soundness, particularly nutrition. We also had a presentation by Tamara Fox…

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Visit to Greengate Organic Farm

An early start for the attendees from Whittlesea and a pick up in Yea then took us on a three hour bus trip up the Hume Highway to Thurgoona.   Greengate Organic Farm is a learning facility connected to the NSW Riverina Institute of TAFE and is managed by Rob Fenton. Rob has spent 20…

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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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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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