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Volunteers needed to help Green Skills with surveying Bandicoots, Phascogales and Birds as part of Balijup eco-restoration project:

In 2015  Green Skills has established a 111ha fenced fauna conservation sanctuary in Wandoo & Jarrah forest at Balijup ( see

Over coming weeks, we are teaming up with wildlife ecologists and the Conservation Council of WA, and volunteers, to carry out monitoring of Quenda (Southern Brown Bandicoots) and Phascogales and other fauna, centred  on Balijup, and other properties adjacent to the Stirling Range National Park.

Volunteers are also needed to help install and monitor Phascogale nesting boxes on bush properties near the Stirling Range National Park, as help with fauna monitoring at Balijup.   Participants will work with wildlife ecologists from the Conservation Council of WA, wildlife biologist Joe Porter, Basil Schur and of Green Skills and others on a range of citizen science monitoring activities at and near Balijup farm including bandicoot re-trapping, phascogale monitoring, bird and bushland surveying.

The event is part of Green Skills’ conservation activities supported through the State Natural Resource Management program. This project is made possible by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program. It also forms part of the 2019 South Coast Festival of Birds and Biodiversity. This project has also been supported by Lotterywest,, Conservation Council of WA, Gondwana Link, UWA Albany, Pentland Alpaca Stud, Alan Hordacre and the Denmark Men’s Shed.

For further information contact Basil Schur at Green Skills Denmark office on  98483310 or [email protected]


Bruce Smith, Denmark Men’s Shed, making a Phascogale Nesting Box


Green Skills volunteer, Don Hunt, painting a Phascogale Box, Nov 2018


Brian Bilney and Laura Page of Stirling Range Retreat, beneath one of the newly installed Phascogale Nesting Box. Nov 2018


View of inside of Phascogale Nesting box showing Alpaca wool kindly donated by Pentland Alpaca Stud in Denmark.