The BaDL Community Nest Project makes nests so local landholders and schools can help arboreal species survive loss of habitat, particularly following the 2019-20 wildfires.
The target areas are school precincts and private lands in the Scenic Rim Regional Council (SRRC) that are:
- west of Beaudesert; or
- in a wildlife corridor identified by the Scenic Rim Branch of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland
The target species are those for which a specialist arborist is not needed because of the nest height, so they can be installed by BaDL, a landholder or a school.
Major target species are locally significant fauna that are identified as priority species in the SRRC planning policy:
- Gliders: feather-tail (Pygmy), yellow-bellied and squirrel
- Masked owl
- Greater sooty owl (sooty owl, black owl)
Additional target species identified by the SRRC are:
- sugar glider
- Brush-tailed phascogale
- yellow-tailed black cockatoo
- Owlet nightjar
- Barn owl, but only around sheds/buildings to increase owl numbers for rodent control if there are no poison baits nearby
- Possums, but only to help to discourage them from competing for nests installed for major target species.
These documents provide further information:
- Yellow Bellied Glider Project
- Guide to Greater Glider Habitat in Queensland
- Revegetation Guide to the Threatened Gliders of Southern Queensland
- Greater and Yellow-bellied Gliders in the Scenic Rim
To find out more or to join this project, get in touch with BaDL today!