The South Gippsland Landcare Network (SGLN) was formed in 1995 and today is made up of 16 groups and over 400 families who manage and farm the land. The success of the Network is due to the inspiring contributions made by the passionate individuals and volunteers.

Our Goals:

  • Improving the environment & embracing sustainable food & fibre production.

    Achieved by working in partnership with the community, businesses & government agencies

  • Caring for land of any size.

    The South Gippsland Landcare Network offers a range of programs to suit lifestyle properties or large farming enterprises

The Network area covers 270,000 ha and is bordered by the Strzelecki Ranges to the north and the Bass Strait to the south. The south-western half of the catchment is part of the Gippsland Plains bioregion, characterized by lowland coastal and alluvial plains with gentle undulating terrain which rises to meet the Strzelecki Ranges to the north.

Thanks to its high rainfall and productive soils, the South Gippsland area is an important dry-land agricultural region, with strong dairy and beef industries. The regional townships of Leongatha, Meeniyan, Poowong, Foster, Fish Creek, Mirboo North, Loch and Nyora are located in the Network.

The area also has high environmental value with large patches of coastal park, remnant vegetation and several significant waterways such as the Bass, Tarwin and Franklin Rivers. These rivers contribute to several important wetlands including Anderson Inlet and the RAMSAR protected Westernport Bay and Corner Inlet.

SGLN is a not-for-profit organisation governed by a board. The board is responsible for the overall governance of the organisation: the leadership and supervision of the organisation’s affairs. The board’s primary role is to protect and enhance the value of the organisation for the benefit of its members and its mission.

Management and secretarial duties are fulfilled by a Network Coordinator. Projects are delivered by SGLN Project Officer/s and external contractors as required.

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South Gippsland Landcare Network
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The annual Landcare Week campaign (3rd - 9th August 2020) to celebrates and acknowledges the thousands of Landcare networks and groups, facilitators, and other environmental care community groups, and volunteers across Australia working on conservation and sustainable land management activities in their local area.

Landcare is about the partnerships created by local communities to restore and protect their local environment on behalf of the community.
For more resources visit: https://landcareaustralia.org.au/landcareweek2020/
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
Susan Kochi...Welcome to the SGLN team...Susan has starting with SGLN as a Project Officer two days a week. Susan holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology), she has been involved in the coordination community-based group biodiversity and ecological fieldwork including being an active member of Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater.

Susan will be further supporting the Yr.3 Enhancing Biodiversity At The Bunurong Coastal Landscape project, working Thursdays and Fridays.

Welcome to the team Susan.

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