Project Description

Habitat for koalas is being improved with funding from Perpetual Philanthropic Grants, NSW Environmental Trust, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and Lismore City Council. Koalas are a threatened species in NSW. Threats include loss and degradation of habitat, disease, dog attack and vehicle strike. A partnership between Council, Friends of the Koala, Tregeagle Landcare, over 40 private landholders and Envite Environment is restoring koala habitat. Koala corridors are being restored through planting koala food trees to link habitat. Weeds, such as lantana, block koalas from accessing food  trees. Systematic weed control and revegetation is restoring habitat.