* Monitoring Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby populations

NSW Office of Environment & Heritage

We have been working with NSW OEH to develop a standardised field survey methodology that can inform on occupancy issues associated with the conservation and monitoring of Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies. Our initial focus has been in the Watagans and Curracabundi National Parks located in elevated hinterland areas of mid-coastal NSW. Preliminary results are encouraging and include development of a novel Detection Probability Index of Activity that is intended to guide the need for management intervention by identifying habitat areas wherein the DPIA has dropped below a data-informed, critical threshold value. Our draft report on the results of the pilot study will be submitted to OEH in early June.