Group's greater engagement
EXPANSION of the Friends of Kooyoora work and study area had achieved better engagement with land management agencies in the area, convenor Robert Scholes told the group’s annual meeting.
“Weeds, feral animals and fires don’t stop at park or forest boundaries,” he said.
“We are now able to work across boundaries and to reference, have input and contribute to the database and areas that are being used to make land management decisions across the whole of the district.,
“This change has seen our organisation, while still retaining our relationship with Parks Victoria, provide the opportunity to become more involved with DEWLP, Djaara and other public public and community agencies on a range of local land management issues and projects.”
Robert said he saw a future role for Friends of Kooyoora having local influence and meaningful input into local land management decisions and planning.
In his report, Robert said members had been involved in bird surveys and data collection during the year.
Track and trail surveys and reports had been given to Parks Victoria and flora, weed and feral animal reports to Parks Victoria and DEWLP.