If your passionate about sustainable natural resource management or just want to support local community. Every hand helps please contact us and find out more about specific project volunteer opportunities.
Citizen science isn’t a fresh idea it’s been proven over generations. But times have changed. Cell phones are equipped with high-resolution cameras. Low-cost sensors and GPS are readily available. And the internet sits at our fingertips in an increasingly interconnected world. These technologies have widened the boundaries and increased the value of citizen science in the 21st century.
MyPestGuide™ Reporter allows users to send reports of any organism to DPIRD and includes location information, descriptive text and up to 4 photos. Users can choose to share and view their reported observations on the community map. Once a report is received, a DPIRD expert identifies the pest. A response is sent back to your device as well as to you by email. Individual reports can be viewed by the shared community and all personal information is kept confidential. The app is suitable for reporting a wide range of organisms...so it's the best tool to use if you're not sure of what you're looking at!
Feralscan: Record pest animal activity in your local area to protect farms, biodiversity and communities
Or email report to us
>Contribute to research projects Help us go through nature camera imageries https://digivol-test.ala.org.au/wildlife-spotter An example of this is by helping scientists and planners better understand, utilise, manage and conserve biodiversity. They can use data extracted from museum specimen labels and field note books for many uses, including:
Understanding the relationships between species (important in determining potential agricultural pests or potential medical applications);
The distribution of species (for understanding how best to conserve individual species or ecosystems);
Identification of species from morphological or genetic characters (for example being able to identify birds involved in aircraft incidents).
View the School Challenge concept developed for schools and communities to join forces.
Check out the QuestaGame for Schools if you are interested in organising your own school to school competition outside the blitz period.
Administration and Governance
You don't have to be an environmental scientist or farmer to help keep our community group running whether it policies, communications, accounting, business management etc. there is always plenty to do.
Why not come along to our committee meetings every 3rd Thursday of the month. Have some good morning tea and meet some great passionate locals. (please just contact us beforehand so there is enough food).
Our Sponsors and Supporters
We acknowledge the Minang Bibbulmun people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live. We pay our respects to the Elders, past, present, and emerging and to the wider Bibbulmun community.