Recreating Koala Habitat: a practical guide

Photo by John Lemon
19th Oct 2021

Southern New England Landcare will host an interactive webinar as part of the ongoing Northern Tablelands Koala Partnership Project on Friday 29th October.
The focus of the webinar is how to re-create koala habitat and provide practical guidance to participants.
Koala Conservation Project Officer with Southern New England Landcare Des Andersen said that they will be letting landholders know about the opportunities to be involved in this project.
“Landholders are able to seek financial assistance to recreate Koala habitat on their properties and contribute significantly to helping Koalas survive in this area for the next 100 years,” Mr Andersen said.
“There are many benefits for rural landholders through creating koala habitat, including the biodiversity benefits for agriculture and for conservation goals.”
The webinar will cover known and practical methods to ensure participant’s revegetation or enhancement efforts are successful.
John Lemon, a local ecologist from JML Environmental Consultants, will speak on Koala feed trees and provide information on Koala dietary preferences, and the importance of providing a consistent vegetation community structure.
The webinar will provide insights into the theory and practice of recreating functional habitat which will serve local Koala populations into the future.
Des Anderson will also speak about the Northern Tablelands Koala Partnership Project, which Southern New England Landcare will continue to host into the future.
The NSW and Australian Government are currently supporting a number of koala conservation projects across many regions of the state, all of which provide very significant information, data and activities to assist the survival of koalas in the wild.
The webinar will include advice from Peter Metcalfe, local botanist and accredited Master Tree Grower, on the theory and practice of recreating functional habitat which will serve local Koala populations into the future. It will also include advice on how to get started with your project and what equipment can be hired to make large scale tree planting projects easier.
A free “Koala Knowledge pack” containing 40 koala habitat tree seedlings and planting guide will be provided to each participant.
The webinar will also include some footage from local Master TreeGrowers as part of the ‘Planting Survival – Successful Revegetation’ film produced by Southern New England Landcare in 2020.
The event is free and will take place on Friday, 29th October 2021 from 12 noon until 1pm.
Bookings are essential via This event is part of Southern New England Landcare’s Northern Tablelands Koala Partnership Project, funded under the Saving Our Species program through NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
For more information contact Des Andersen 02 67729123 or email