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Brush-tailed rock-wallaby monitoring

Wollemi National Park

Overview

Volunteer to help save the brush-tailed rock-wallaby. Join NSW National Parks in monitoring threatened colonies while camping out over several days in Wollemi National Park. This is a great volunteering opportunity for people who like bushwalking and camping and want to contribute to an important conservation project.

Work
Monitoring
Where
Wollemi National Park
Grade
Medium
Price
Free
Meeting point
Blackheath NSW National Parks office, Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath.
What to
bring
Sturdy shoes, clothes for all weather conditions, hat, sunscreen, raincoat, tent, sleeping bag
Please note
This volunteer program is not accepting applications at this time. It's reached the maximum number of volunteers required. To enquire about NPWS volunteer activities, email the Volunteering unit.

For an amazing multi-day volunteering experience, help protect our state’s endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby in Wollemi National Park, near Lithgow. Populations at 8 colonies have been monitored over many years to determine their response to fox baiting. Fox predation is the main threat to the survival of these Australian animals in this area.

NSW National Parks needs to know more about where the brush-tailed rock-wallaby still lives, so we can protect this endangered species.

For those who enjoy bushwalking and camping, this volunteer work opportunity offers a rewarding workout in the wilds of Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

If you accept this rewarding challenge, your volunteer work will see you:

•    Monitoring scat plots of colonies
•    Checking the bush for signs of foxes and dogs
•    Hiking on rough tracks or in trackless areas
•    Bushwalking some steep sections
•    Bush camping for a few nights in a row

Ranger Neil Stone, who has a great deal of experience in the project, leads every expedition. Bring a day pack, drinking water and sunglasses along when you volunteer. All food and group camping equipment is provided.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Park info

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Dunns swamp, Wollemi National Park. Photo: Bruce Collier/OEH