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Aerial survey public announcement

Central Tablelands Local Land Services is undertaking aerial surveys throughout April, 2019, across 250,000 hectares - see map.

The surveys will be done at low levels, less than 100 meters, from a helicopter using a thermal imaging camera. This will be the first time this technology is used in the region at a broad scale.

The surveys could take up to a month depending on the weather. The work will be done in daylight hours during periods of low light, generally early morning and late afternoon or overcast days. This is important to obtain the heat from the animals and not from other objects heated by the sun.

The primary targets for the survey are feral pigs, wild deer and feral goats that are all priority pests identified in our Regional Strategic Pest Animal Management Plan. This data will assist with forming a baseline of pest animal activity as well as assisting with the development of local control plans to help landholders manage these pests across a number of locations within the region.

The company doing the survey work on our behalf are experienced in undertaking survey and other rural activities over rural areas.

If you have any queries please contact Senior Biosecurity Officer Kellie Arnall at the Cowra office on 6341 9320.