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Hollows for Habitat Forum

Greater Sydney Local Land Services in partnership with Sydney Olympic Park Authority convened a one-day regional forum to bring together experts and enthusiasts to share experiences and innovations.

The forum was well attended, with over 200 representatives from government agencies, local Councils, Bushcare groups, universities, aborist and bush regenerator businesses, as well as wildlife carers and students.  

The forum provided a great opportunity to share knowledge, experiences and scientific results.

Presentations on the day included:

  • Designing, monitoring and maintaining nest boxes,
  • Pruning trees to create habitat,
  • Adding coarse woody debris for habitat, and
  • Case studies on Red-rumped Parrots, Pygmy Possums and microbats.

Proceedings from the day will be available shortly at the link below: 

Proceedings from Hollows for Habitat Forum May 2015   

One of the morning presentations held in the Newington Armory Theatre, showing full audience, stage and presenter

Above: One of the morning presentations held in the Newington Armory Theatre.

Sophie Golding from City of Sydney Council and Gwilym Griffiths from Marrickville Council sharing experiences from their Habitat Stags and Logs projects, photo shows sophie standing at lecturn during presentatio

Above: Sophie Golding from City of Sydney Council and Gwilym Griffiths from Marrickville Council sharing experiences from their Habitat Stags and Logs projects.

Fauna ecologist Narawan Williams showing attendee Lachlan Wilmott from the Office of Environment and Heritage some design innovations of his modified nestboxes.

Above: Fauna ecologist Narawan Williams showing attendee Lachlan Wilmott from Office of Environment and Heritage some design innovations of his modified nestboxes

Greater Sydney LLS staff at registration table directing guests and distributing forum packages

Above: Greater Sydney LLS staff on hand to help the day run smoothly.

Arborist Pat Kenyon from Tree Tactics Victoria giving a chainsaw demonstration of pruning trees for habitat, with crowd watching on from behind

Above: Arborist Pat Kenyon from Tree Tactics Victoria giving a chainsaw demonstration of pruning trees for habitat.

Nest box walks through Newington Woodlands reserve were led by fauna ecologist Narawan Williams and Sydney Olympic Park Authority ecologist Tina Hsu. Picture shows guided group looking at a nest box in the park 

Above: Nest box walks through Newington Woodlands reserve were led by fauna ecologist Narawan Williams and Sydney Olympic Park Authority ecologist Tina Hsu.