NatureWatch gets people like you involved in monitoring the health of the natural environment by bringing together community volunteers, land managers, scientists and other experts to develop projects that contribute to nature conservation in a meaningful way.
Why monitor? Monitoring the natural environment is crucial to understanding how we should best manage Victoria's natural areas for conservation.
Information collected by NatureWatch volunteers is given to park and land managers, scientists and the broader community to help improve our understanding of conservation issues and develop better strategies for managing natural areas.
Benefits for volunteers
There are many ways you can benefit from taking part in community monitoring with NatureWatch.
As well as spending time in the bush with like-minded people, this is a great way to make a valuable contribution to ecological research and develop a greater understanding of the environment while experiencing interesting plants and animals.
We've got lots of different community monitoring activites taking place in various locations around Victoria.
We recently launched a new project that uses 'state of the art' motion sensing cameras to monitor mammals in the Wombat Forest.
You don't need to be a scientist, just interested in the natural environment and ready to learn. Monitoring projects are designed so that anyone can participate, and full training is provided. So why not get involved?