Sandy and Purga Creek Koala Research Project

Queensland Trust for Nature, Scenic Rim Regional Council, the New Hope Group and UQ’s Koala Ecology Group partnered to undertake important koala research in the Peak Crossing area.

Our research aims to investigate habitat use of koalas along Sandy and Purga Creeks, between the Flinders-Goolman Reserve and the town of Peak Crossing. GPS tracking devices placed on koalas will monitor their movements over several months.

Data retrieved from collars fitted to koalas we capture in the study will describe movement patterns and reveal which sites are most popular.