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Community invited to learn about fauna protection and pest control

Beach stone curlewNorth Coast Local Land Services, in partnership with Byron Shire Council and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is coordinating the implementation of a Pest Animal control project to protect native fauna in priority locations within the Byron Shire.  The project aims to enhance the control of foxes, wild dogs and potentially cats.

A Public Information Meeting will be held at Brunswick Heads to educate the community about the project and the role of pest animal control methods in the protection of native fauna.  Interested community members are invited to the Public Information Meeting to learn how they can get involved.

Kel Langfield, Land Services Officer for North Coast Local Land Services said, "We're seeking community participation in the project which will positively impact on threatened native species including the Potoroo, Koala and several species of water, bush and shore birds that inhabit Byron Shire.

Kel continued "It is also recognised that coordinated group control programs are the most effective method of controlling pest animals."

Brunswick Project AreaThe project area covers the West Byron Sewerage Treatment Plant and wetlands, Tyagarah Nature Reserve and Brunswick Nature Reserve.  In addition, there is the opportunity to increase the area of Pest Animal control onto privately managed land adjacent to these existing areas of control.  

Carrying out these activities on privately owned properties will benefit existing control activities in the area.

The Public Information Meeting will be held on Tuesday 15 September commencing at 6.00 pm.  

It will be held at the Brunswick Valley Community Centre, South Beach Road, Brunswick Heads and interested participants are asked to RSVP to Kel Langfield, North Coast Local Land Services on 02 6623 3927.

Media contact:          
Kel Langfield, Land Services Officer
Phone 02 6623 3927

Photo caption 1: 
Map showing project area.

Photo caption 2:
Endangered species – the Beach Stone Curlew