* South Gippsland Koala Habitat Map

South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland, Victoria

Over the last couple of years, various parties have been engaged in the collection of field data relating to habitat use by koalas across the South Gippsland area, including the Strzelecki Ranges. Over 1000 field sites have  been sampled using RG-bSAT sampling protocols. We recently completed our analyses of the data and created a four-tiered koala habitat map for the study area. Amongst other things, analysis revealed a  hitherto unknown species of preferred koala food tree - Strzelecki Gum E. strzeleckii. Our final report has now been submitted to the South Gippsland Landcare Network.