Foxground workshop to recruit ‘citizen scientists’

“COOEEE” is the call going out to landholders in the Saddleback Corridor, who can attend a free workshop this Saturday morning at Foxground.

The Illawarra to Shoalhaven Partnership of the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative is hosting a workshop to ask landholders what wildlife is living on their land. 

Under the Resilient Biodiversity in the Saddleback Corridor project, the workshop is being run by the Illawarra to Shoalhaven Partnership (I2S) in collaboration with the National Parks Association of NSW, funded through the state government’s Environmental Trust.

Landholders are invited to volunteer as “citizen scientists” by using motion detection cameras on their property to identify wildlife living on or moving through the landscape. 

The Saddleback Corridor, one of 10 focus corridors of the I2S region, runs eastwards from Jamberoo Lookout through the Southern Jamberoo Valley to Saddleback Mountain and south west to Foxground Valley, and includes Mount Brandon, Tootawallin Gully and Currys Mountain areas.

I2S regional facilitator David Rush said the Saddleback Corridor contained many connected corridors of remnant native vegetation which provided habitat, feeding, breeding and shelter opportunities for a range of native wildlife and their movement. 

For more information or bookings, phone David Rush on 4429 4453 or email davidr@npansw.org.au.

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