The National Parks Association of NSW will host a free fox cage and leg-hold trapping workshop for landholders in Robertson from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday, April 27.
The workshop is provided free to landholders in the Robertson, Tongarra and upper Jamberoo Mountain areas as part of the Thin Green Line project, funded from the NSW Environmental Trust Bush Connect program.
The workshop is being delivered by fox control contractor Dean Bagnell and Bush Connect project officer David Rush.
Mr Bagnell will show landholders how to set and use cage traps as well as leg hold traps to catch foxes.
Mr Rush will discuss fox ecology, behaviour and diet and provide information to landholders about tree planting and weed control.
There will also be information about fence materials funding available from the Thin Green Line project.
The red fox is a common and widespread feral pest in Australia and one of the most destructive species ever introduced to Australia.
Foxes carry part of the blame for Australia's record of mammal species extinctions.
Ninety native species (including 20 mammal species) have been lost since its introduction to Australia in the 1870s.
Foxes are estimated to cost Australian agriculture more than $230 million each year.
Registrations for the workshop are essential. Landholders interested in the Thin Green Line project funding can contact the organiser to express their interest in the project funding.
Email David Rush to register at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 0418 977 402.