For Landcare Members
The Landcare pages on the Connecting Country website provide you with information and resources that will assist your group to do all the things that a Landcare group does. We’re fortunate that there is so much information out there to be used – it’s just a matter of finding it! And if there is any information you are looking for that you can’t find, please contact us and we’ll see if we can discover it.
Click on the coloured text to go the pages below.
Online copies of the Mount Alexander Landcare E-newsletter, sent out fortnightly by Connecting Country’s Landcare Facilitator.
Documents that should be useful to Landcare groups. The information has been divided into categories: On-Ground Works; Applying for Funding; Weed Management; and Other Fact Sheets and Information.
Landcare Web Links
Links to websites that contain information relevant to Landcare – lots of it!
Examples of plans and strategies that have been produced and used by Landcare groups in the Mount Alexander Region.
Landcare and Conservation Groups of the Mount Alexander Shire
Lists all of the Landcare and Conservation groups active in the Mount Alexander Shire along with a contact for the group and a link to the website of those that have them.
For Non-Landcare Members
There are over 30 Landcare and Friends groups active in the Mount Alexander Shire.
They undertake a wide variety of projects that help to improve the health of Mount Alexander’s natural environment. This includes tackling noxious weeds like Blackberry and Gorse, eradicating pest animals such as rabbits and foxes, revegetating degraded waterways to improve water quality, and creating habitat for native animals and plants. They are also a great place to meet people in the area and learn more about land management and our natural history.
Landcare is especially important in the Mount Alexander Shire because it happens to contain some of the largest remaining remnants of the Victorian Box-Ironbark Forests. These forests once covered 3 million hectares of Northern Victoria, but since settlement more than 83% of the forest has been cleared. These forests, and the plants and animals that rely on them to survive, are now some of the most threatened in Australia.
If you live in the Mount Alexander Shire and would like to join a Landcare or Friends group, chances are that there is one nearby. To find out, contact Max Schlachter, the area’s Landcare Facilitator, or have a look at the list of groups on the Landcare and Conservation Groups of the Mount Alexander Shire page of the website.
Phone: (03) 5472 1594
Connecting Country has received a $204,600 share of the Victorian Government’s $12 million Victorian Local Landcare Facilitator Initiative grant to provide local Landcare support up to June 2015. The Victorian Government has provided the funding for local Landcare groups to contribute to the salaries of facilitators who will support the work of local Landcare communities to protect, enhance and restore our natural environment and to work towards becoming self supporting.