Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / Forest Park

Tristan and Natalie Davies are the owners of Forest Park, a property situated in Binjura, approximately 8km northwest of Cooma, New South Wales. The property is a residence and dedicated wildlife sanctuary. Tristan and Natalie aim to restore the land back to its pristine state and remove all invasive species for the benefit of native wildlife.

Forest Park covers 19.4 hectares and is comprised of sclerophyll woodland adjacent to the Murrumbidgee River. Vegetation is characterised as open eucalypt woodland with an understory of native grasses and shrubs. The property contains both primary and secondary eucalypt species for koala habitat, but none have been sighted to date.

The property is home to bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus), eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), red-necked (Macropus rufogriseus) and swamp (Wallabia bicolor) wallabies, short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), microbats, many bird species and bogong moths (Agrotis infusa). Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) and rakali (Hydromys chrysogaster) are present in the river.