Landcare Groups and their activities
Landcare has been operating for more than 20 years in the Strathbogie Shire and has a wide following of all types of landowners from town block size to thousand-hectare properties and from full-time locals to weekenders.
Landcare is not a government organization; it is developed by the community for the community. Landcare groups in various regions may have different priorities and projects to reflect the interests of their specific community.
There are 14 Landcare groups that operate within the Strathbogie region all of which are serviced by a Landcare Facilitator whose responsibilities include assistance with funding applications, guest speakers, information re local and regional priorities, etc.
Landcare can assist you with funding for your environmental works such as planting, weed and rabbit control, as well as give you information on priorities and projects for your particular region.
It also gives new landholders a network to talk to other local landowners with similar interests on environmental issues along with issues that are affecting the community.
Strathbogie Landcare (SL)
Landcare on the Tableland started in the late 1980’s. Our current group, Strathbogie Landcare, was reformed in August 2005 and currently has about 50 member properties. It is an incorporated body through membership of Landcare Victoria Inc.
SL activities include revegetation, weed and rabbit control, field days, walks, meetings and guest speakers.
Acid tolerant pasture species & lime trials are being researched here in Strathbogie with our local Landcare Network via Landcare Coordinator Kerri Robson.
Magiltan & Spring Creeks weed control In Spring 2016 we started a weed control program along these two creeks (upstream of the township). Blackberry and Holly have become well established along parts of the creek and require removal. The first seasons weed control is behind us and the results are good.
‘Bridge to Bridge’ – this sub-group of the SL manages the Bridge to Bridge walking track ‘behind’ Strathbogie Township, between Smith’s Bridge and Spring Creek Bridge. New extensions are under development to Armstrong St Bridge and Magiltan Creek. Working Bees are every few months from 0900-1100am, meeting at Smith’s Bridge. All welcome. Read about progress on the Strathbogie Ranges – Nature View Blog.
‘A Guide to Achieving Water Quality and River Health on the Strathbogie Tableland’ – STLG recently launched the group booklet (approximate project value: $2,500).
Strathbogie Nature Atlas Project (SNAP!) – a community project for collecting and documenting local biodiversity information. For further details click SNAP!, or visit the Strathbogie Ranges Nature View Blog. Many of our Landcare activities are conducted collaboratively with other community groups, like the Strathbogie Ranges Conservation Managament Network.
Riparian Health – the group has managed several projects focused on maintaining healthy riparian zones for habitat, biodiversity and maintaining water quality (approximate project value: $30,000).
The Seven Creeks Action Plan – a series of Fact Sheets outlining proposed management of Seven Creeks from Strathbogie Township to Polly McQuinn’s Reservoir: Introduction, Project Area, Creek Values, Threats, Works Program.
Community Events – Our group regularly contributes to local community events such as the Strathbogie Summer Festival and STAX, the Strathbogie Art Show and Sale.
Schools, tree planting & other activities – Students from several schools including Northcote High, Goulburn Valley Grammar and of course Peranbin Primary College have assisted with tree planting and other environmental activities. Click photo for a larger image and then click start slideshow
President: Bertram Lobert 5790 8606, 0409 433 276
Secretary: Sean Mathews 5790 5166 0400 019 607
Treasurer: Julian Trescowthick 5790 8608
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The Committee meets bi-monthly on the first Sunday of the month, 9 am, in the Soldier’s Room at Strathbogie Hall.
An annual membership fee of $10 is all that is required to join SL. Why not join us? We enjoy the work, good company and the rewards of helping the local farming community and environment!
The total amount can be paid either by cheque or direct deposit to:
Strathbogie Landcare BSB 803078 Account No. 1008 1991 using your name as reference and notifying any of the Committee Members.
Membership Form – download here.
To view the Victorian Landcare Magazine, click on the link below.
Granite Creeks Project Inc
SL is a member of Granite Creeks Project Inc which is a network of six Landcare groups (Burnt Creek, Balmattum Sheans Creek, Gooram Valley, Longwood East, Creightons Creek and Strathbogie Tablelands). It is incorporated, registered for GST and puts in funding submissions on behalf of many of the groups. Granite Creeks Project Inc meets quarterly to discuss local and regional issues and project submissions.
Strathbogie Landcare Newsletters
Click on the links below to read past SL newsletters. Instead, we now publish a page of Landcare news in the monthly Tableland Talk.