The Upper Campaspe Landcare Network was formed seventeen years ago, as a result of a number of Landcare groups working together to deliver a large Natural Heritage Trust Grant.
The Network currently represents sixteen Landcare and related groups active in the Upper Campaspe catchment including: Friends Of Black Hill, Friends of Bald Hill,Woodend, Ashbourne, Tylden, Trentham, Malmsbury, Carlsruhe, Pipers Creek, Campaspe Valley, Baynton Sidonia, Langley, Newham, Metcalfe , Campaspe River and Land Management Group and Friends Of Trentham Creeks and Reserves.
The UCLN aims to identify the environmental assets within its region and the main threats to them. It develops targets and actions to address them. It identifies and plans wildlife corridors, biolinks and buffers to protect threatened species and link remnant vegetation. Communication exists across the groups to work together to achieve these outcomes.
Some of the projects the Network is involved in are: protecting waterways, restoring native vegetation, protecting wildlife habitat and building walking tracks, and community education. The Network is also developing partnerships with community groups such as schools, Councils and government authorities. By undertaking this work we develop environmentally focused social networks.
The UCLN builds on the individual Landcare groups? significant achievements by effectively working together and achieving greater outcomes for the environment.
For further information please visit the Upper Campaspe Landcare Network's website: www.uppercampaspelandcare.org.au.
Alternatively contact local Landcare Facilitator Sandy Scheltema by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0408 722 997.