Free Koala Habitat Survey Offer to Private Properties
Eurobodalla Koala Project volunteers are making themselves available to survey habitat on private properties.
The group has so far provided data to landholders at Buckenbowra, Lilli Pilli, East Lynne, Runnyford, Mogendoura and Meringo.
The owners are all interested in the capacity of their properties to carry a future revived koala population if vegetation connectivity can be enhanced between themselves and adjacent private or public lands.
The data comes in the form of detailed site-specific spreadsheets with tree species, sizes, relative densities and multiple other factors like shade, soil, aspect, slope and disturbance plus on-site photos which can be analysed against regional habitat quality maps.
The private property data is also fed into a landscape-scale study across the Eurobodalla Shire and beyond, including State Forests and National Parks.
Landholders wanting to take advantage of the offer can phone volunteer coordinator Dr Keith Joliffe on 0427 546 156 or make contact through the website eurokoalas.com.
Above: Trained surveyors Kylie Lopes (South Durras) and Charlie Bell (Tomakin) at last week's Meringo site; and, a Blackbutt gets the once-over.