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Scouting for Strzelecki Koala Scats!

Will you join us as we convoy a couple of hours south-east of Narrm/Melbourne to learn how to survey for scats in one of the last remaining intact forests to the Strzelecki koala?

During our 2021-2022 surveys we have discovered at least three new koala colonies in Mullungdung State Forest, which previously, had never been surveyed for koalas. Few people realise that the Strzelecki koala is of national conservation significance due to its genetic diversity. 

This is one of the local resident koalas to Mullungdung State Forest.

Vicforest have earmarked sections of this forest for logging, which could potentially see the destruction of habitat vital to the vulnerable Strzelecki koala and other neighbouring wildlife. It's incredibly important that we carry out these wildlife surveys, which in the past has helped to delay logging across Victoria!

Will you join us on a field-trip by engaging in citizen-science to learn how to survey for koala scats. You can learn one method of wildlife detection, and learn how we map presence of the Strzelecki koala, as well as how we build knowledge on koala feed preferences.

What to bring?

  • Small, handheld garden fork/trowel
  • Wear warm, full-coverage clothes
  • Wear comfortable & sealed boots
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks (fruit, muesli bars, sandwiches)

Notes

  • We will carpool and depart the Friends of the Earth Office (312 Smith Street, Collingwood) @ 8am sharp. 
  • This citizen-science event is inspired by our crowdfunder, as we hope to raise enough funds to help us complete surveying Mullungdung State Forest which spans across 13,800 ha.
  • If you live local to South Gippsland, you can meet us at the Yarram Commercial Hotel Motel @ 10:45am before we journey into Mullungdung State Forest.
  • This event is weather dependent in case of strong winds or high rainfall - fingers crossed for good weather!

 

 

WHEN
June 26, 2022 at 7:45am - 6:45pm
WHERE
Yarram Commercial Hotel Motel
238 Commercial Rd
Yarram, VIC 3971
Australia
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CONTACT
Michelle Baxter · · +61400303710
14 RSVPS
Alison Livermore Tim Beacham Lilli Gattuso Kerin Fogarty Maria Godyn Janette Connard
Who's RSVPing
Alison Livermore
Tim Beacham
Lilli Gattuso
Kerin Fogarty
Maria Godyn
Janette Connard

Will you come?