Counting Roos at Lowlands Bushland – Can you help

During 2018, Landcare SJ will be assisting the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions to measure abundance of Western Grey Kangaroos in Lowlands bushland, Serpentine.

A number of field methodologies will be used over a period of time to estimate the roo population, and we are seeking the help of volunteers to carry out walking transects through Lowlands bushland on the morning of Thursday 15 March.

Why? Kangaroos graze on bushland and high numbers can have a negative impact. However, they also graze on weeds such as veldt grass! Estimating roo population at Lowlands is a step in the process of evaluating the impact on threatened flora and communities, and managing that impact in the long term so that numbers are at an optimum level for the health of the bush.

Western Grey caught on camera

 

You’re invited  to an information session about participating in the walking transect event. Also find out about the importance of Lowlands bushland.

Lowlands Roo Count Flyer

 

Thursday 15 February 2018

7:00-8:00pm at Landcare SJ, Corner of Cockram and Paterson St Mundijong

Tea/coffee and biscuits provided

As mentioned, the counting event itself is scheduled for Thursday 15 March. There is no obligation to take part if you come to the info session. We need at least 14 volunteers for the walking transects in March.

For more info and to register for the info night or the counting event contact Kristy 9526 0012 kristy@landcaresj.com.au

 

 

WARNING: The counting event will be very early in the morning i.e. 4:30am!

Lowlands Roo Count ImagesWalking one of the Lowlands transects in January 2018

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