Locals to survey Koala habitat

LOCAL people are being asked to help with a survey of koala habitat on the Monaro.

The survey is being done in partnership with the community, Cooma-Monaro Shire Council and government agencies to better understand koala habitat and results will be used in council's Koala Plan of Management.

Volunteers can join the council and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and be a part of the survey effort to map koala habitat in the area.

Public meetings are being held at Jerangle, Numeralla and Cooma to discuss the goals and methods of koala survey work.

Council project manager Mark Adams said community participation is critical to the success of the program.

The survey is partly funded through an Environmental Trust grant.

Contact Mark Adams at council on 6455 1912 for more information.

The meetings dates are: Jerangle CWA Hall on Tuesday, February 26 at 7pm; Numeralla Hall on Thursday, February 28 at 7pm; Cooma Council Chambers on Saturday, March 2 at 12pm.

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