Bridging the Gaps: Wildlife Rope Bridges for Native Arboreal Marsupials in Storm Impacted Habitat

We are thrilled to share that we have successfully secured funding from the Yarra Ranges Grants for Community 2023 round to undertake a really exciting project which will result in the installation of wildlife canopy bridges in storm damaged areas of the Yarra Ranges.

We are delighted to be partnering with our friends at Ecology & Restoration Australia on this project, who already have multiple similar projects ongoing. Their expertise in the scientific design aspects of the project, and provision of experienced arborists to install the bridges, will be invaluable.

The most exciting aspect of this project will be the input of the community in multiple ways, from helping to build sections of the canopy bridges, to helping to process images and identify animals on monitoring cameras.

Fauna canopy rope bridges will be made of biodegradable natural rope and utilise an easy knotting design that anyone can do (c) Ecology & Restoration Australia

Rope bridges will be of a simple design that anyone can help to create – you can read more about this process here, through the ERA website.

We will be liaising with council and Parks Victoria to determine the sites that will benefit from the installation of rope bridges; species which may benefit from the bridges, depending on location, include the endangered Southern Greater Glider, the critically endangered Leadbeater’s Possum, the vulnerable Brush-tailed Phascogale and Eastern Pygmy-Possums.

A completed trial fauna canopy bridge (c) Ecology & Restoration Australia

If you are interested in getting involved in this project in any capacity, please contact us at!

Read more about the successful projects here.

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