Upper Murray Mitta
Landcare Groups in the Upper Murray
Landcare networks in this area:
Mitta to Murray Landcare Network
The Upper Murray Landcare Network is an incorporated network of eight Landcare and related groups in the Upper Murray.
Landcare groups in this area:
The Benambra, Dinner Plain, Omeo Landcare Group formed in 2009 when the 3 separate groups amalgamated into one.
The Bethanga Landcare Group formed in 1993, and incorporates the catchments of Bethanga Creek and Spring Creek.
This group covers the area to the west of Tallangatta and the Bryants Gap valley.
The group covers the catchments of the Burrowye Creek and Guys Forest Creek, which feed into the Murray River.
The group covers the majority of the Cudgewa Creek catchment, from Beetoomba & Lucyvale almost to Tintaldra.
Ghunda Mulla (Fresh Water Women) is an Indigenous Women's Landcare Group operating in the North East of Victoria.
The group covers the catchments of Honeysuckle Creek and Spring Creek east of Tallangatta. These creeks are part of the Mitta Mitta River catchment.
The group covers the catchment of Jarvis Creek, which feeds into Lake Hume above Tallangatta.
The Koetong Landcare Group covers the plateau around the village of Koetong in the Upper Murray. The area includes the top of the catchment of the Koetong, and Beetoomba Creeks. Most of the area is public land, including the Mt Lawson Park and state forest, plus the softwood plantations managed by Hancocks. This group formed in 1996, and is one of the four groups involved in the Upper Murray Water Quality Monitoring and Catchment Planning Project.
The Lucyvale Better Beef Group sits within the Cudgewa Catchment, and is working on promoting sustainable production in the Lucyvale area. The group is currently running an NLP funded project promoting and establishing dung beetles in the area.
The group covers the Mitta Mitta Catchment below Dartmouth Dam and down almost to the top of Lake Hume.
The North East Dung Beetle group is a collective of interested Landcare and industry groups and landholders undertaking monitoring and release of Dung Beetles in the region.
Kelly Behrens and Amber Croft are the Regional Landcare Facilitators for North East Victoria.
This group covers the catchment of the Sandy Creek, which feeds into Lake Hume.
This group covers the main catchment of the Tallangatta Creek and it's tributaries, including Bucheen and Waterfall Creeks, which feed into the Mitta Mitta River near Old Tallangatta. The Tallangatta Valley Landcare Group has been operating over 10 years, and originally developed from the Tallangatta Tree Group. The group has been involved in major programs for water quality protection, erosion control, weed control and land management within their area. The group workes in partnership with the CMA for river health projects, and managed NHT funded erosion control, revegetation and Vic funded weed control programs. The group has assisted landholders to undertake significant blackberry control projects, particularly in the eastern and upper catchment.
The Junction Aboriginal Men's Landcare Group was formed to assist in the engagement of young Aboriginal men in learning about the natural environment.
Tintaldra Landcare Group is located around the township of Tintaldra, on the Murray River. The area includes the eastern edge of Burrowa-Pine Mountain Park, the lower section of Cudgewa Creek, and east to Horse Creek and towards Corryong along the Murray. This group formed in 1995. The major issues for the group include; weed control; revegetation; stream management and erosion control. The group has gained assistance through the Corridors of Green Program to establish vegetation corridors near the Murray River in the Tintaldra area. Further funding has also been gained from NLP and Envirofunds for revegetation projects in the group area.
This group covers the upper reaches of the Murray River and Indi River above Corryong, including the Biggara and Bunroy areas. The group has members from both NSW and Victorian sides of the river.
The Upper Murray Catchment Farm Tree Group is an active group involved in a wide range of activities to improve the local environment. The Group covers the previous Shire of Upper Murray, including and working in partnership with the groups in the areas of Koetong, Burrowye, Walwa, Tintaldra, Corryong, Biggara, Cudgewa and Lucyvale.
This group covers the catchments of the Walwa Creek and Sandy Creek, which feed into the Murray River near Walwa.
The Wises Creek & Talgarno Landcare Group covers a number of subcatchments which feed into the Murray River, from Thologolong and Granya areas in the east, down through Talgarno and almost to Bellbridge. The group has been active for a number of years, and is involved in a range of Landcare activities. The area of the group has considerably expanded in recent years to cover the Granya and Thologolong areas in addition to the initial areas covered when formed. Many landholders work off-farm, or are lifestyle farmers, commuting to Wodonga or Albury. The area suffers from major gully and creek erosion in some catchments, plus widespread weed infestations.