Sloane’s Champions – Citizen Science Monitoring Program

Sloane’s Champions – Citizen Science Monitoring Program Sloane’s froglet (Crinia sloanei) is a small (15-25 mm) threatened frog now only known from four areas in NSW. Two of the largest populations are located in the Thurgoona-Wirlinga area of Albury, and in and around the town of Corowa. The NSW Government recently funded a Saving our […]

Glider monitoring at the Lake Hume (2016)

Our funded project has finished but with the help of some new “Friends”, the annual January monitoring was undertaken for the 4th consecutive year.  Thank you very much to “Rod’s gang”. What did we do? On the weekend of January 14th 2017, the 30 nest boxes along the Lake Hume foreshore between “The Pines” and […]

Thurgoona Bioblitz May 2012

Almost 300 local residents including five schools got involved in the inaugural Thurgoona Bioblitz 2012, a two day community wildlife event held on 18th & 19th May. The event was co-ordinated by the Slopes2Summit (S2S) partnership and the Woolshed Thurgoona Landcare Group.  The event was a huge success, involving 36 separate surveys resulting in over […]

Tree Planting, Thurgoona Equestrian Centre, 25 September, 2010

What: Over 400 seedlings of local tree and shrub species were planted in collaboration with the Thurgoona Equestrian Centre.Funding: Murray Catchment Authority.Output: Healthy trees and shrubs growing along the waterway within the Thurgoona area.Intended Outcome: Increased habitat for local wildlife, improved water quality.

Tree Planting, Business and Family Planting Day, 19 June, 2011

What: Over 1000 seedlings of local trees, shrubs and grass species were planted in by 45 people.Funding: Caring For Our Country Community Action Grant (with Slopes2Summit).Output: Healthy trees, shrubs and grasses growing along waterway within the Thurgoona area.Intended Outcome: Increased habitat quantity and connectivity for local wildlife, improved water quality.

Tree Planting, School Tree Day, 29 July, 2011

Purpose: Increased habitat quantity and connectivity for local wildlife, information and skill development.Funding: Caring For Our Country Community Action Grant (with Slopes2Sumit).Activities: Groundcovers and shrubs planted under established native trees at Charles Sturt University by students from Trinity Anglican College (morning) and Charles Sturt University (afternoon).Results: Healthy shrubs and groundcovers growing on CSU site.

Tree Planting Day, 9 September, 2012

Purpose: Increased habitat for Squirrel Gliders and woodland birds (as identified in the BioBlitz).Funding: This activity was supported with funding from the Commonwealth’s Caring for our Country Community Action Grant. Albury City Council provided lunch and 1.8 metre Hume and Hovell cloned tree.Activities: Planting native trees, shrubs and grasses.Barbed wire removed on adjacent fences.Direct seeding […]

Survey evening at Lake Hume Village, Friday 7th Nov, 2014

Join CSU students and staff to:Set up “Harp traps” to catch bats,Locate motion cameras to spy on gliders,Set some small mammal traps,Install some more nestboxes,Spotlight for gliders and other nocturnal animals,See if owls will come to recorded calls.Where:            Meet at Hume Dam BBQ Picnic area.When:              Friday 7th of Nov from 4pm to after dark (9.30 […]

Lake Hume Spillway Squirrel Glider Project, Activity 4, January 2013

Background:A dead glider was found tangled on barb wire in a fence. CSU specialist staff identified the animal as likely to be a Squirrel Glider. Barb wire is a known major hazard to gliders and cause of a significant numbers of deaths. Purpose:Remove barb wire in a high risk area, and trial covering Barb wire […]

Lake Hume Glider Nestbox monitoring and Tree Planting (6 July 2013)

PurposeMonitor and GPS nestboxes, plant trees and protect all plantings from the possums/wallabies.FundingAlbury Conservation Company (and support from Albury Wodonga Parklands)What did we get done?Over 100 trees planted and protected, some of those the following week12 of the 20 ACC nestboxes checked and photographed, others done the following weekA “Glider Board” was signed by everyone […]