The South Gippsland Landcare Network (SGLN) was formed in 1995 and today is made up of 13 member landcare groups and over 500 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.
SGLN represents and supports communities working together to increase biodiversity and promote sustainable land management.
Our Goals & Objectives
- To support and facilitate on-ground action across SGLN and its Landcare groups.
- To facilitate communication and cooperation within and between groups, and grow membership.
- To share knowledge, deliver projects and collaborate with our network and stakeholders.
- To ensure SGLN demonstrates best practice governance, and supports our groups to do the same.
Who are we
Our network is made up of 13 local groups working to preserve and protect the natural environment, while also enhancing the long-term sustainability of farming in this part of Victoria.
Our members are primary producers, hobby farmers, tree changers, backyard gardeners and environmentalists of all sorts – a diverse group that finds common ground in caring for the land and building community
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 Landcare Facilitator. Projects are delivered by SGLN Project Officer/s and external contractors as required.
The South Gippsland Landcare Network area covers 270,000 hectares, and is bordered by the Strezlecki Ranges in the north and stretches 100km from Nyora in the north-west to Port Welshpool in the south east. The south is bordered by the beautiful Prom Coast east of Inverloch.
It includes the Gippsland Plains bioregion, which is characterized by lowland coastal and alluvial plains with gentle undulating terrain which rises to meet the Strzelecki Ranges.
The region has high environmental value with large patches of coastal park, remnant vegetation and 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.
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.
We’re proud to operate across both Bunurong and Gunaikurnai country, and to recognise the rich history embedded in this land we now share.
The network includes the regional townships of Leongatha, Meeniyan, Poowong, Foster, Fish Creek, Mirboo North, Loch and Nyora.