Upper Mount Emu Creek (UMEC) Landcare Network Inc.


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The Upper Mount Emu Creek (UMEC) Landcare Network, operates to the west of Ballarat in the region bordered by the Glenelg Highway to the south and the Sunraysia Highway to the north.  The Network goes west to Skipton and Beaufort.

  • Beaufort Landcare
  • Burrumbeet Landcare
  • Cardigan Windemere Landcare
  • Invermay Landcare
  • Lake Goldsmith Landcare
  • Lexton Landcare
  • Miners Rest Landcare
  • Snake Valley Landcare
  • Stoneleigh Landcare

Project Activity

Miners Rest Landcare Group – ‘How we started, what we’ve achieved and where we’re headed’ poster presented the National Landcare Conference ||| To view click here

Gorse Demonstration Day – Members at Snake Valley have seen the new ways gorse can be controlled on their properties as part of the ongoing facilitated project for gorse removal underway in the Group area.

The project is being supported by the Gorse task Force Inc.


Gorse plants post spraying

For further information read: Gorse Demonstration Day

A walk back in time to Winter Swamp – As part of Springfest activities, the Cardigan Landcare Group organised a walk back in time through the series of wetlands from Lake Wendouree to Winter Swamp to explain how they operate, interact and support the local ecology.22 people enjoyed some brisk Ballarat weather for a walk through what was the old Ballarat Common to visit the various wetlands.

For more information read here: ‘A Walk Back in Time’


Making Links (Lexton and Beaufort Landcare) – In 2013 Lexton Landcare undertook 10 projects with landholders to continue creating links between the areas of high landscape integrity within the area.

To read about the project open the attached project overview: ‘Making Links’

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Direct seeded native vegetation, Ben More