Upper Snowy Landcare

The Upper Snowy Region

Located on the Monaro, at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, the Upper Snowy Region is home to the Snowy River, an icon of the Australian Landscape.  Traversing the region, both the Snowy & the MacLaughlin Rivers pass through native wilderness as well as highly productive farmland.

The Upper Snowy is home to some of the most highly regarded native grasslands in Australia, and South East LLS is working with local landholders to preserve and enhance these natural resource areas.  Farming is a key industry in the area, with fine wool from the Monaro being sought after throughout the world.  Sheep and cattle thrive on the rich soils of the area, and cool climate crops such as winter wheat are ideally suited.

Tourism is also a key industry and the towns of Cooma, Berridale, Dalgety and Jindabyne attract visitors from near and far to take part in activities including skiing, fishing, horse riding and water sports on the rivers and lakes of the region.

Upper Snowy Landcare Committee has four active landcare groups; MacLaughlin River Landcare, Berridale-Rocky Plain Landcare, East Jindabyne Residents Committee and Snowy River Landcare.  These groups work on a range of environmental and natural resource management issues including maintenance and restoration of biodiversity in our native grasslands; sustainable grazing; managing weeds and pest animals; erosion control; rehabilitating our rivers and riparian zones; revegetation and drought management.

Through education, field days and on-ground projects Upper Snowy Landcare works with local landholders to protect and preserve our region.

If you would like to join landcare or volunteer to help on local projects contact our local Landcare Co-ordinator, Anna Rudd on 6452 1455 or email info@uppersnowylandcare.org.au.