Restoring landscapes across the Mount Alexander Region

OUR MONITORING PROGRAM

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One of the long-term aims of Connecting Country is to assist landholders and Landcare groups to work towards landscape scale improvements across the Mount Alexander Shire and immediate surrounds.  In collaboration with Professor Andrew Bennett (School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University), Connecting Country has therefore developed broad-scale, long-term monitoring programs that collect data to help us understand the extent to which the rehabilitation activities undertaken across the region are leading to a healthier environment.

It includes the monitoring of:

Nest boxes

Monitoring nest boxes for arboreal mammals

Woodland birds

Annual bird surveys within intact habitats, revegetation areas and paddocks.

We also encourage landholders to carry out their own monitoring. To find out how, including the Birdwatcher’s Monitoring Kit, go to our Monitor Change resources page.