What we’re doing
Motion sensor cameras have recorded two Western Quoll, multiple Malleefowl, Bush Stone-curlew, and Spinifex Hopping Mice. Some of the regular species include Echidna, Emu, Kangaroo, Chiming Wedgebill, Crested Bellbird, Chestnut Quail Thrush and Goanna.
Through small animal monitoring we’ve identified four species of dunnarts, three native mice, and 57 species of reptile.
Motion sensor cameras allow us to identify feral animals and enable targeted and measured pest control programs.
We’ve constructed 84km of a stock-proof fence, which will reduce the number of goats and sheep migrating onto Hamelin. Those that do are trapped and moved offsite to minimise impact on vegetation and soil recovery. A Human Induced Recovery carbon project is also supported by fence construction.
We are decommissioning man-made water points, removing internal fences, closing degraded tracks, and healing erosion sites with the help of Malgana Rangers.
We’ve welcomed the Malgana community back on country by hosting: cultural workshops; Ranger training and employment; family gatherings; cultural activities; social visits and through protection of cultural sites.
We are protecting historical infrastructure by renovating the unique Coquina Shell Block Homestead, maintaining the shearing shed and highlighting historic pastoral machinery.
Hamelin Homestead Field Station accommodates: Researchers (Stromatolites, Western Grasswren, Sandalwood, Seagrass); University students, CSIRO, state government (DBCA), Bush Heritage staff, volunteers and Malgana community. We’re all working together to understand and heal our environment.