The Shoalhaven Landcare Association has initiated a fox control program to out smart the foxes in the Shoalhaven.
They are undertaking a trial from Berry to Budgong over the next 12 months, to determine the most cost effective way of controlling fox numbers.
They are trialling the use of fox control stations, trapping and licensed shooters.
The project uses sensor monitoring cameras to identify what native animals are in the area prior to and after fox controls are undertaken.
General estimates by National Parks is that here are 10,000 foxes in the Shoalhaven City Council area which covers over 4,450km2.
“Foxes are having a devastating impact on native fauna, including eastern long necked turtles, echidnas, spotted quolls and all bird life. This is amplified during drought conditions where native animals are more vulnerable due less available water." said project coordinator Peter Jirgens.
Shoalhaven Landcare is looking for additional landholders with holdings over 25 hectares who are interested in having fox control stations established on their property and volunteers who would like to help out.
"We currently have 22 fox control stations established over six properties around Cambewarra and are looking for another four properties towards Berry,” Mr Jirgens said.
“Since early August we have eliminated over 30 foxes in the Cambewarra area alone which should make the remaining chooks in the village at ease!”
If you would like to be involved in this project, contact Peter Jirgens at email@example.com or 0488 460011.