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The Yass Area Network of Landcare Groups

Our mission is to facilitate the development of Landcare in the region and represent regional
Landcare with regional, Government and private industry stakeholders.

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The Yass Area Network of Landcare Groups (YAN)

CLICK HERE for a the latest COVID-19 advice from Landcare NSW, published 19th August 2021. 

YAN is a collective organisation made up of the Landcare groups in the Yass region of NSW. Its purpose is to facilitate the development of Landcare in the region and to represent regional Landcare with Government bodies such as the Yass Valley Council and South East Local Landcare Services, Landcare NSW, Non-Government Organisations such as Greening Australia and Landcare Australia and the regional community.

In addition to supporting member Landcare groups YAN arranges field days, workshops and seminars and manages on-ground projects where these have interest and relevance across the region (see Events and Action Plan). Membership of YAN is free and YAN has limited funding available to support Landcare related activities that benefit the Yass region. (see Action Plan).

Within the Yass area there are four active Landcare groups. All maintain an active program and welcome new members.

The Landcare Group members of YAN are:

In addition, YAN maintains a close relationship with neighbouring Landcare groups and networks.

The focus of Landcare in the region comprises a healthy mix of identifying and promoting priorities for:

  • sustainable and productive farming
  • improved management of the urban and rural interface
  • protection of the regional environment for the long term benefit of the immediate region and the wider areas impacted by it.

YAN sponsors a number of annual Landcare awards at both group and regional level, including the John Betts Yass Region Landcare Awards (more detail provided under the Awards heading).

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From the Blog

29 June 2021

YAN Nursery managers and volunteers recently visited the Australian National Botanical Gardens and Kathryn Scobie was our guide.  The ANBG main focus is to grow plants from cuttings to ensure

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07 June 2021

Yass Landcare Group's environment weekend activity was a Tree Parade paddock walk. The event was well attended by local Landcare members and other residents from the region. This
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07 June 2021

Fitting for World Environment Day, on Friday 4th June, 25 grade 9 Geography students from Yass High got their hands dirty and helped a local landholder plant some 270 trees and
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