The fires may be out, but Landcare Australia volunteers haven't stopped battling for native wildlife in Kangaroo Valley.
Belinda Maree, project officer with Upper Kangaroo Valley Landcare group, said many native animals that survived the fires had migrated to unburnt areas - and ferals have followed them.
"Dogs, cats, goats and deer - they don't just eat the native animals, but the flora as well," she said.
"It's an ongoing battle to try and get them under control."
Humane traps and hired shooters are two methods of reducing the number of feral animals, but they come at a cost.
Fortunately, the group recently received funds from Landcare Australia's Bushfire Recovery Grants program, to help get the Valley's ecosystem back on track.
The funds were donated by individuals and businesses in Australia and around the world to help volunteers cope with the consequences of the recent disaster bushfire season.
Despite the devastation, Belinda is confident wildlife will survive.
"Mother Nature will recover, the animals will recover and come back - but we all have to do our bit," she said.
"And everyone can do something. Neuter and spay your pets, keep them locked in, and don't dump rubbish in the bush.
"Every little bit helps."
She also took advantage of National Volunteers Week to thank all land and bush care volunteers in Australia.
"Without them, we wouldn't have a bush."