Become Part of the Scenic Rim Wildlife Network
Connecting Scenic Rim habitats through wildlife corridors, working with local landholders to help native wildlife survive and thrive.
Native Tree Planting and Watering
Our core project is to restore and enhance low-altitude forests (which currently enjoy less protection than the tall mountain forests) in the central Scenic Rim to provide wildlife corridors
Citizen Science and Tracking
Join in on citizen-science monitoring of squirrel gliders and other wildlife populations to monitor success of the project
Glider Poles and Nest Boxes
We’re installing (at no cost to landholders) glider poles to enable gliders to glide between forest fragments, and nest boxes to enhance degraded habitats or regrowth .
What is a Wildlife Corridor?
Some Ways You Can Help:
- Volunteer to have trees/shrubs planted on your property (at no cost to you, including fencing where necessary to separate plants from cattle)
- Join in some of the physical work (on your land or elsewhere) such as planting and/or subsequent watering and weeding where necessary until they are established
- Join in with citizen-science monitoring of numbers of squirrel gliders and other wildlife before establishment of corridors and in future years to check success of the project
Our goal is to work with local landholders, Scenic Rim Regional Council and others, enhancing habitat for the wildlife that share the land while not impacting the landowners’ lifestyles or livelihoods. Glider poles and wildlife corridors create bridges across areas of human development, with benefits to both people and animals (including cattle that need additional shade). This project is made possible through cooperation with Wildlife Preservation Society head branch (who have raised many for the current project), the Scenic Rim Council (who have funded past projects leading to this one and providing further assistance such as free trees and shrubs), the Community Environments Program (Department of Industry, Innovation and Science) who are sponsoring some of the current project, Energex (who are donating and erecting poles for gliders), local Landcare groups, Department of Transport and Main Roads, Healthy Waterways, community elders and others. The Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, Scenic Rim Branch acknowledges the traditional owners of the Scenic Rim region, and wishes to acknowledge their important role in this project, and pay respects to their elders past, present and emerging .