Climate Smart Farming

Join Yea River Catchment Landcare Group, Farmers for Climate Action and the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network for dinner and conversation. The evening will focus on how to adapt to the changing climate. This event is for anyone interested in learning more about our climate systems and how we can adapt to them. Our guest speakers…

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Pruning workshop in Buxton

On Sunday the 22nd July, a group of landcarers were fortunate to be able to attend a fruit tree pruning workshop presented by Gabby from Buxton Woodfired Pizza Cafe. Gabby is part owner of the cafe, with over 80 fruit trees on site which provide fresh produce for the cafe. Gabby’s wealth of experience and…

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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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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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