UOVLG projects align with our Environment Plan. The plan identifies six focal areas based on their biodiversity value and potential risks:

  1. Bright connections: Ovens River between Roberts Creek and Germantown;
  2. Mount Buffalo connections: Ovens/Buckland confluence and Eurobin Creek;
  3. Eurobin gullies;
  4. Buckland River/Devils Creek;
  5. Morses Creek habitat survey and protection; and
  6. Ovens River/Stony Creek confluence.


Follow the links below to find out about specific projects.

Living with Deer Community Project

Feral deer are emerging as a major issue for landowners and for the natural environment around the Upper Ovens Valley. We aim to help people understand the problem and to offer helpful solutions.

Threatened Species and Bushfire Recovery

A twofold community project to raise community awareness of the impact of fire on local threatened species, and to propagate and plant the rare Omeo Gum burnt during the 2020 fires in the Upper Buckland Valley.

Ovens-Buckland Confluence

In 2017, the Landcare Group carried out extensive woody weed control on both sides of the river, in partnership with NECMA and DELWP. This has been followed up with the planting of over 6000 plants between over the last 5 years.

Ovens River - One Mile Creek

Thanks to a grant from Bendigo Bank we will be restoring an area of public land where One Mile Creek meets the Ovens River.

Ovens River - German Creek

During Winter-Spring 2022, supported by a Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program grant, weed control and revegetation was undertaken at various locations along the Ovens River, between German Creek and the Bright township.

Community Water Watch

Waterwatch Victoria is a successful community engagement program connecting local communities with river health and sustainable water issues and management since 1993. UOVLG has been and an active participant in NECMA’s Waterwatch program for several years.

German Creek Deer Control Trials

Testing different methods of protecting new plantings from feral deer. The trial indicated the use of tall tree guards was best outcome.

Germantown Streamside Reserve

Over more than a decade, community members have removed woody weeds and planted endemic riparian vegetation, restored walking tracks, installed bench seats, tables and safety barriers.