Koala in new flora reserve - photo David Gallan

Koala in new flora reserve – photo David Gallan

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) staff will host two ‘open houses’ on Saturday 13 January in Tanja and Wednesday 17 January in Bermagui for locals and visitors to come and hear more about the Murrah Flora Reserves.

Kane Weeks, NPWS South Coast Director said these free sessions will be an opportunity for people to discuss the draft working plan for the reserves as well as local koala conservation projects.

“There is no need to register, just drop into one of the sessions for a chat or to pick up some more info about the reserves,” Mr Weeks said.

“Research indicates that up to 60 koalas live in these reserves and they are the only known population surviving in the coastal forests between Sydney and the Victorian border.

“Koala conservation projects continue and staff are happy to chat about what we’ve learnt so far and what out next steps are in terms of creating more ‘koala-friendly’ habitat.

“Managing fire in the landscape and specifically re-introducing cultural burning into the reserves will also be a focus of discussion at these sessions.

“The future management of these reserves is presented in our draft working plan and we are encouraging people to have their say before the plan is finalised.

“If you can’t make one of these open house sessions, you can view the plan and provide feedback until 31 January 2018 by clicking here.

Murrah Flora Reserves ‘Open House’ Community Info sessions:

DATE: Saturday 13 January 2018
LOCATION: Tanja Hall, Barrabooka Road just north of Tathra TIME: 10:00am – 1:00pm

DATE: Wednesday 17 January 2018
LOCATION: The Crossing Land Education Centre, Nutleys Creek Road, Bermagui TIME: 10:00am – 1:00pm

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