Last week our ecologist Misty Neilson led the Greater Glider Field Day Workshop (Greater Glider conservation in grazing systems) on Goreng Goreng country at Goondicum Pastoral Co. This workshop is part of our ‘Saving the endangered Greater Glider’ project – a grassroots community education and habitat protection/restoration and enhancement project aimed at assisting the recovery of the species in the Upper Burnett region.
Greater Glider populations have decreased by 80% over the last 20 years and the quality of remaining private forestry habitats are now more important than ever.
Participants at the workshop were able to:
– See nesting boxes and carved hollows in a grazing production system
– Learn about the other locations nesting habitat that has been installed in the Upper Burnett
– See regenerative grazing in practice and hear from land managers about their journey and motivation
– Learn from other participants, including grazier Rob Campbell and local Tradition Owners (River Nations Indigenous Corporation & Gibee Goonyim Land Management)
– Learn more about how natural biodiversity can improve habitat, conservation, pasture production and landscape resilience
– Hear from the Australian Men’s Shed Association Monto about the construction of the nesting boxes used in this project
To view the ‘Guide to Greater Gliders of the Upper Burnett’ click here!!
A big thank you Rob & Nadia Campbell, who have supported this project and helped make the field day logistics possible and Steve Collom from Habi-Tec and Landmark Environmental, for pioneering and leading the way in carved living hollow creation.
‘Saving the endangered Greater Glider’ is a Burnett Catchment Care Association (BCCA) project with funding from WIRES & Evolution Mining Mount Rawdon Gold Mine. It proudly supported by: Goondicum Pastoral Co, Wildlife Queensland & Queensland Glider Network, Accounting For Nature, Safe Haven – AACE and the Monto division of Australian Men’s Shed Association.