Yarram Yarram Landcare Network (YYLN)
Yarram Yarram Landcare Network
The YYLN was established in 1995 and covers a diverse area of approximately 118,000 hectares. YYLN stretches from the temperate rainforests of the Strzelecki Ranges to the Ramsar listed wetlands of Corner Inlet and Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park, encompassing the Giffard Plain, along the Ninety Mile Beach to Seaspray.
The YYLN is the umbrella organisation for 12 Landcare Groups, providing support and strategic direction across the YYLN area. The groups are made up of volunteers from the local area. Members are involved in a range of activities and events including: protecting remnant vegetation and revegetation, invasive plant and animal control, sustainable agriculture and environmental education. The Landcare Groups provide a framework for locals to get together.
The YYLN is a not-for profit, incorporated association, managed by a volunteer board (made up of local people) who ensure the organisation is well governed, provide strategic direction for the region and representative of the local groups.
The YYLN employ staff who manage the day to day running of the organisation and delivery of multiple onground sustainable agricultural and environmental stewardship projects. Staff play a vital role in coordinating on ground works, developing funding submissions, providing group support, partnership development and responding to community needs.
What do we do?
The YYLN provides support to its Landcare groups and coordinates and encourages sustainable land management and productivity. At a recent Strategic Planning Workshop YYLN identified the following key themes to guide its operation:
- Landcare Group Support and Management
- Sustainable Agriculture
- Environmental Stewardship
- Education, communication and promotion
- Partnerships and collaboration
The Jack and Albert Riparian Restoration Project is a community based project that aims to improve the health of the Jack and Albert Catchment and the RAMSAR Wetlands of Nooramunga and Corner Inlet.
Protecting Coastal Saltmarsh
JARR Erosion Control Project
Invasive Plants and Animals Program
YYLN Perennial Pastures Program
With 10 years of less than average rainfall, the area between Longford and Yarram is suffering from reduced pasture growth.
YYLN's Perennial Pastures Program will help to improve soil health and moisture retention through the use of better pasture and grazing management techniques while utilising more drought tolerant pasture and crop species.
Mullungdung to Coast
The "Protecting and Enhancing Biodiversity across the Giffard Plain - Mullungdung to Coast" Project was made possible through a partnership between YYLN, West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority and the Australian Governments Caring for our Country Initiative.