Koala Habitat Restoration in Lismore Local Government Area 2013 – 2014

This project has been funded by the Norman H Johns Trust managed by Perpetual Philanthropic Grants

Restoration of koala habitat through planting and bush regeneration works to control weeds blocking access to koala food trees and limiting regeneration. Planting of koala food trees will increase the ability for koalas to move across the landscape between habitat areas. NSW koalas are recognised as a threatened species. This project will contribute to the recovery of significant koala populations in the Lismore LGA. Friends of the Koala, Landcare Groups, landholders, Lismore City Council and EnviTE Environment will work to restore koala habitat, critical to their local survival. Plantings of koala food trees will be established to extend habitat on cleared land. Field days build community capacity to identify native and weed species, successfully control weeds to enhance koala habitat and plant koala food trees. This project will increase knowledge and skills of Landcare and community members to maintain and extend koala habitat restoration beyond the end of the project.