The Australian Citizen Science Association has partnered with the Natural Resources Commission of NSW (NRC, lead partner) and the Atlas of Life to deliver a new and exciting forest monitoring citizen science project named ForestEye. This project will be piloted on the south coast of NSW in October (dependent on Covid-19 restrictions).
ForestEye will engage citizen scientists from the local community to collect seasonal data on a range of biodiversity information. They will be trained by experienced ecologists to use a variety of equipment such as remote sensor cameras to undertake data collection at select sites. The results from this project will contribute to the NRC’s decision-making, reporting and management activities to improve biodiversity outcomes.
In celebration of this upcoming initiative, Cassie Thompson (Senior Advisor) from NRC together with Libby Hepburn from the Atlas of Life (webinar organiser), will be presenting at an upcoming National Science Week webinar on 19 August. The webinar will provide the community with the opportunity to learn more about the project, ask questions and also express their interest to participate. More exciting project updates to come, so watch this space!
|TOPIC||Forest monitoring and Improvement project|
|DESCRIPTION||DPIE Forest monitoring and Improvement project – long term monitoring of ecology, biodiversity and water in Bega Valley. Collaboration on research and restoration between government and community|
|TIME||Aug 19, 2021 02:00 PM AEST|
To learn more about this webinar or the full Atlas of Life South Coast National Science Week Program – click here.