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 event you will learn what small landholders can do 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, 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 describe how to trap feral animals to reduce predation of small farm animals such as chickens, lambs 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.
At the free webinar from 9.00-11.30am Alice will cover:
- How to use the results of wildlife camera monitoring to inform trap location
- Padded jaw foot trapping of predators
- How to set up the traps and what bait to use
- Animal welfare and euthanasia
- Releasing non target species
- The benefits and results of padded jaw trapping of feral predators
- How frequently trapping is needed to keep your property free from feral predators
- Pest Smart Safe Operating Procedures for padded jaw traps.
In the afternoon Alice will lead two paddock demonstrations at 1.30-3.00pm and 3.30-5.00pm in the Wamboin area (just outside Canberra). The paddock demonstration costs $11 per person and places are limited (maximum 10 people in group). When you book you can select the ticket type you want. Click register and enter your email and then NEXT to select your preferred session.
During the paddock demonstrations Alice will show you how to install the padded jaw traps, where to install them for best results and the tricks for success for feral animal control using alternative trapping methods. During the paddock walk you will get the chance to practice setting the traps. You will 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.
About our presenter
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.
Dogs are not allowed at Small Farms Network Capital Region events (even in your car). Only registered participants are able to attend the paddock demonstration. This event is not suitable for children.
We have developed a Covid-19 safety plan and will be following National Covid-19 safety guidelines. A refund will be offered if you are sick and cannot attend. You can read the SFNCR Covid-19 policy here.
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.