Wildlife and environment enthusiasts can get on board a new project to help protect threatened species in the Macedon Ranges.
The two-year project will measure the population health of three of the region’s highest priority species – the greater glider, powerful owl and brush-tailed phascogale.
The project will include a series of spotlight and camera surveys on public and private land to determine the presence of the animals.
The $70,000 project is a partnership between Macedon Ranges council and Upper Campaspe Landcare Network, which is being sponsored by two grants from the Victorian government.
Landcare groups, landowners and the community can take part in the surveys.
Mayor Jennifer Anderson has encouraged the community to get involved.
“You can help us determine whether these species still exist in various locations and if so, how many still occur and whether populations are secure,” Cr Anderson said.
Landowners can contact 5421 9674 if they are interested in having camera traps placed on their property.
The project will be launched at Newham Mechanics Institute on Saturday, March 10, where experts will share their knowledge about the species.
Bookings are required: mrsc.vic.gov.au/environment-events or 5421 9660.