Hollows for Habitat Forum

The Central West Councils Environment & Waterways Alliance, in partnership with Central Tablelands Local Land Services, Orange City Council, NSW Office of Environment & Heritage and Great Eastern Ranges – Kanangra Boyd to Wyangala Link invite you to attend our Hollows for Habitat Forum.

The Hollows for Habitat Forum is to be hosted in Orange, NSW following on from highly successful events held in recent months across Greater Sydney and Hunter Local Land Services regions.  The aim of the forum is to bring together a range of stakeholders – including Local Government, Landcare, Indigenous Communities, farmers & landholders and other community members – to learn about the issues of habitat loss in general, and in particular, the absence of hollows in the landscape and positive solutions to improve habitat.

The event will include a series of technical presentations on a range of topics including nest box construction and maintenance, hollow dependant mammals, hollow dependant birds, feral birds/insects and nest box management, Development Application assessments for loss of hollows and the importance of revegetation and habitat enhancement for the future.

Further, the afternoon session will feature a range of local case studies regarding successful habitat improvement and monitoring projects that may be replicated by other organisations.

The keynote presentation at this event will be provided by Sean Dooley who is a writer for TV comedies including Hamish and Andy, author, and editor of Australian Birdlife Magazine.  Sean was also the National Birdwatching Champion, having held the record for seeing the most birds in a single calendar year as chronicled in his 2005 book, The Big Twitch.

A major feature of the day will be an example of the hollow augmentation technique as demonstrated by a local arborist.  This involves the manipulation of a standing tree to incorporate hollows by cutting out sections of timber using a chainsaw.  It is understood that this technique results in a more natural hollow structure for fauna to utilise and has a much increased lifespan beyond typical nest boxes.

WHEN: Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (AEST)

WHERE: Orange Agricultural Institute Training Centre – 1447 Forest Road, Orange, NSW 2800, Australia

MORE INFORMATION: Please see the Event Flyer for more information

REGISTRATION: Registration is essential and can be done through Eventbrite

Media Release DOC16 41660 2016.5.11-CTLLS-Hollows for Habitat Highlights-Media Release(2)

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