Community fox and rabbit baiting season March 2017

Landholders who bait regularly in SJ, Murray, Waroona and Harvey are being encouraged to bait during March 2017. This is an optimum time in terms of bait uptake by target animals; more so when multiple landholders are baiting at the same time across the landscape. The Serpentine Jarrahdale and Coolup Land Conservation District Committees are […]

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New Information on Possum Relocation

Landcare SJ often receives calls and visits from land owners who would like possums in their roof space to be relocated. As possums are native animals they require permits for both trapping and relocation.     Both ringtail and brushtail possums are found in SJ. Being a highly adaptive animal, they are known to take […]

SJ Equine Landcare Pest and Weeds Field Day

There were 22 attendees at the Inaugural field day in our field day series focussing on Equine Land Management. The Field day was held on April 30th at the beautiful property Quahlee in Serpentine. Jake Pickersgill from Martins Environmental started off the day with a weeds presentation. Many attendees had brought in weeds from their […]

feral cat in daylight

Cat Management – is there a silver bullet

By Scott Thompson on Jun 08, 2016   Predation by feral cats is one of the greatest threats facing threatened species and fauna assemblages across Australia. The ongoing management of the impacts of feral cats is a challenging task and although there are many techniques being trialled, we don’t seem to have found a ‘silver […]

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There must be Better Ways to Manage Native Animals

There are opportunities to better manage native animals in urban, peri-urban and rural areas. Often it is more about better coordination, getting in early or knowing who to contact to get the right advice. There is also a strong case for a more evidence-based approach to feral animal management and for guidelines on issues such […]