* Richmond Valley Koala Habitat & Population Assessment

Richmond Valley Shire Council
Richmond Valley LGA

Towards the end of 2013 we were engaged by Richmond Valley Council to undertake a koala habitat and population assessment for eastern parts of the Richmond Valley LGA. In addition to collecting new information about the distribution and abundance of koalas across the LGA, the project also reviewed tree preference data gathered over a decade ago by the Australian Koala Foundation, along with more recent information from field surveys in drier forested areas to the west. As part of this project an analysis of historical koala records across the entire 305,000ha LGA has been undertaken, the results from which have established that a significant reduction in habitat occupancy rate by koalas across the LGA has occurred over the last 3 koala generations.