Help protect Cardinia Shire’s biodiversity with DeerScan

Published: 17 August 2021

Cardinia Shire residents are invited to attend a free online DeerScan App training webinar.

The DeerScan App is a free resource that anyone can use to record sightings of deer, report damage or problems they cause, and record control actions.

Deer are an introduced species that cause significant damage to pastures, crops, orchards, residential gardens, environmentally sensitive areas, and native vegetation.

The DeerScan App assists landholders, communities  local governments and agencies such as  the  Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to support strategic pest animal management.

Benefits of using DeerScan, include:

  • Develop a property or local area map of wild deer activity to guide control efforts,
  • Work together with your neighbours to undertake coordinated control,
  • Notify your local community or landholder group about wild deer activity,
  • Send alerts to nominated people, such as neighbours or biosecurity authorities.

Event details:

Date: Thursday 26 August
Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Cost: Free

Registration: https://bit.ly/deerscan

DeerScan is available as a website and smart phone application. For more information, visit www.feralscan.org.au/deerscan

For more information about Council’s environmental workshops, visit www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/environmentevents  or call the Environment and Heritage team on 1300 787 624.

This workshop is supported by funding from DELWP’s Peri-urban Weed Partnership Project.