Surrounded on all sides by cleared, agricultural land, the Strathbogie Forest is a habitat island for its forest-dependent fauna. Though the forest faces a number of challenges (feral species, fragmentation, climate change) it represents critical habitat for numerous species.
Our 2017 pilot project confirmed the presence of several threatened and iconic species in the forest. It also identified substantial knowledge gaps and survey technique limitations. This project is expanding the survey coverage and incorporating novel techniques (thermal imaging) to survey small, cryptic species.
Project updates will be occasionally posted on Strathbogie Ranges Nature View (search for citizen science).
This project is supported by the Victorian Government – Biodiversity On-Ground Action.