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What is living on your land

The Small Farms Network, with support from South East Local Land Services, National Parks Association (NPA) and Milton Landcare are inviting local land managers to participate in a free workshop to discover what is living on your land?

This NPA citizen science program uses infra-red motion detection cameras to capture footage of native and feral ground-dwelling animals living on or moving through remnant vegetation on private property.

The workshop is part of the Small Farm Network’s Milton Rocks project, funded by the NSW Environmental Trust, which aims to protect 3 km of riparian corridors, establish 5,000 native tubestock and help land managers to identify what fauna exists on their properties.

Land Services Officer, Andrew Britton said land managers within the Ulladulla and Milton region are invited to come along the workshop to receive training in the use of infra-red motion detection cameras.

“Participants in the project can borrow a camera to monitor animals on their own property over a two week period,” Mr Britton said.

“NPA will collate the images from the cameras and provide each landholder with a report of wildlife and pest animals captured during this time.”

The Small Farms Network has installed wildlife cameras on local farms over the past five months and has identified 15 different species, including long-nosed bandicoots, wombats and various bird species.

This free workshop will be held on Friday, 21 October 2016 at the Milton Landcare Nursery, Deering Street Ulladulla from 10.00 am to 12:30 pm.

To register for the workshop and for more information, please contact Andrew Britton, South East Local Land Services on (02) 4464 6020, or visit: https://whoslivingonmyland.org/Milton

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Media contact: Andrew Britton, 02 4464 6020 or 0408 050 748