One way people can contribute to our knowledge of the local environment is to monitor change and keep records of animal sightings. This could be in simple ways, for example keeping a monthly list of bird species that visit your property or other interesting wildlife sightings. Remote cameras are a new technology that can be placed out in the bush to help gain an insight into what the local wildlife populations are up to. The Latrobe Catchment Landcare Network have a couple of these cameras and they are available to loan to landholders within the fire affected area who would like to gain a better idea of what animals have survived or returned to their area. Contact 1300 094 262 for more information.