Talks to help landholders understand and combat feral pests

NORTH Coast Local Land Services is holding a series of community meetings in February to help landholders manage wild dogs on their properties.

Wild dogs are considered a serious pest in Australia, attacking livestock and native animals, potentially spreading diseases and threatening human health, safety and wellbeing.

Biosecurity officer Josh Wellman said: "We work collaboratively with local landholders and it's important that everyone has the opportunity to learn how to manage the problem and also to provide input into options and strategies for local wild dog management and control."

The meetings will include presentations from biosecurity officers from North Coast Local Land

Participants will learn about wild dog behaviour and ecology and how to identify habits and signs of wild dogs. This information can then be used to develop local property plans and control methods.

"Wild dog control is more effective when neighbours collaborate on baiting, trapping and shooting programs and we'll discuss ways to co-ordinate efforts with others," Mr Wellman said.

Meetings will be held on Tuesday, February 16 at the Old Bonalbo Soldiers Hall and on Thursday, February 18 at Wiangaree Hall.

Contact Josh Wellman at on 0428645535.

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