Small Farms Network webinar aims to help famers use traps manage predators

Alice McGlashan will explain how to humanely trap feral pests to reduce predation of small farm animals.
Alice McGlashan will explain how to humanely trap feral pests to reduce predation of small farm animals.

Foxes, wild dogs and feral cats are difficult to manage in a small farm setting.

Shooting, baiting and conventional trapping may not be suitable for peri-urban farms.

At this Small Farms Network event on May 22 you will learn about some other options that small landholders can use to manage feral predators on their farms to protect livestock and improve wildlife habitat values.

The webinar and paddock demonstration will be led by Alice McGlashan.

In the free webinar Alice will share the knowledge she has gained over the past five years managing feral predators on her rural property just outside Canberra.

She will explain how to humanely trap feral animals to reduce predation of small farm animals such as chickens and native wildlife.

She will also discuss how monitoring and controlling these predators has improved the survival of native animals and birds on her property.

In the afternoon Alice will lead two paddock demonstrations at 1.30-3pm and 3.30-5pm in the Wamboin area (just outside Canberra). The paddock demonstration costs $11 per person and places are limited (maximum 10 people in a group).

During the paddock demonstrations Alice will show you how to install padded jaw traps, where to install them for best results and the tricks to success for feral animal control using alternative trapping methods.

At the paddock demonstration you will be able to practice setting the traps and see how effective feral animal control has stopped the predation of Alice's chickens and improved the habitat for native birds and animals on her farm.

Alice McGlashan is a natural resource management practitioner and environmental educator, who lives on a rural bush property in Wamboin.

She has a Masters Degree in Environmental Science and Law, and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology.

Alice spends her free time improving the native habitat on her property for wildlife and actively controls feral predators to protect her poultry and local native animals.

This event is made possible with funding from South East Local Land Services. The Veolia Mulwaree Trust donated funds to help us purchase wildlife cameras for demonstration and loan.

Bookings at smallfarmscapital.org/events are essential.

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