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.  There are four landcare nurseries within the Yass Region one at Murrumbateman, Yass, and two operated by Bowning-Bookham at Wattle Valley and Bango.

YAN's own website is regularly updated. It includes blogs of recent events, information on current projects, a calendar of upcoming activities, and resource pages. A few select items are highlighted on this Gateway page.


Yass Habitat Linkages is a 10 year project funded by the NSW Environmental Trust through a partnership between YAN, Greening Australia, the Australian River Restoration Centre, Land for Wildlife, Local Land Services and Yass Valley Council. The project commenced in 2016 and is well advanced in meeting its targets. Enquiries can be directed to Ben Hanrahan at Greening Australia, Ph 02 6129 5400.

YAN is committed to climate action.

Related Groups

Murrumbateman Landcare Group

Bob McColl
8 Hercules Street Murrumbateman

Sutton Landcare

Marchien Van Oostende
0402 986 934

Yass Landcare Group

Jan Grubb
02 6227 1389
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