Landcare is a community-based approach to managing and protecting our natural resources – creating more productive and sustainable farms, conserving our environment and building more cohesive and resilient communities. Landcare has helped to transform the landscape, enabling farmers, landowners and conservationists to work together at a local level on local issues.
The Upper Shoalhaven Landcare Counci (USLC)l is the representative umbrella body of Landcare in the Upper Shoalhaven region of South Eastern NSW. The Upper Shoalhaven Landcare Council represents around 600 members and 20 Landcare groups. The organisation is overseen by seven-member executive committee and 2 part-time staff located at the Local Land Services Office, 42 Ryrie Street in Braidwood who can be contacted on 02 48422594, or at email@example.com
The Upper Shoalhaven Landcare Council is the umbrella group for 20 Landcare Groups in the region. USLC has been in existence since 1995.The region is part of the South East Local Land Services Area and extends from Marulan, Wingello and Tallong in the north, to Snowball and the top of Currambene Creek in the south. In the east we are bordered by Bungendore and Taylors Creek, while our western boundary is defined by the Minuma Range, Currowan State Forest, The Budawang Range and Moreton National Park. The Upper Deua is also part of our network featuring the town centres of Majors Creek and Araluen.
Our Mission is to engage and enhance local communities in building and maintaining landscapes with sustainable productivity and resilient biodiversity.
USLC has an extensive biodiversity program with funding from the Australian Government. You can access the Biodiversity in the Upper Shoalhaven Website here. The program is called ‘Corridor Links and Carbon Sinks: Biodiversity for Carbon and Corridors’ of B4CC for short. B4CC provides assistance with revegetation and restoration projects, runs a series of information events as well as a variety of other work aimed at better understand local biodiversity through monitoring and research. Please contact program manager Felicity Sturgiss by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (02) 48 422 594 or mobile 0427 111 101 for more information
You can keep also in touch with biodiversity program events via the facebook page if you search for Biodiversity Upper Shoalhaven in facebook, or join the USLC mailing list.