Forest Health Monitoring in Nillumbik - webinar


Since 2017, Council has been working with Parks Victoria, Nillumbik Landcare Network and local landowners to measure the health of wet/damp and dry forest remnants across the Shire. 

The Forest Health Monitoring Project is a structured wildlife monitoring program that uses remote survey techniques (such as motion-sensing cameras and acoustic recorders) to detect ‘indicator’ wildlife species that are associated with healthy and degraded forested habitats. Local residents became ‘citizen scientists’ to help identify bird species in recordings using a sound analysis program.

Join us to learn all about the program, how it got started, the findings so far and how you can get involved! 

Hear from:

  • Eli Garcia - Environment Project Officer at Nillumbik
  • Dr Karen Rowe - Museums Victoria Research Institute

Dr Karen Rowe has been involved with the Forest Health Monitoring project since 2017, including as the project officer from 2019-2021. She is currently the Curator of Birds at the Museums Victoria Research Institute where she is a museum-based research ecologist specialising in using acoustic methods to document the diversity and distribution of animals, particularly birds, across landscapes. Her work actively focuses on using acoustic technologies to bring together land managers, Landcare groups and community participants towards improved management and conservation outcomes for wildlife.


  • Thursday, 11 July 2024 | 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM


Online via Zoom - please register and a link will be sent prior to the webinar.