Microbats of the Young District was a four-year project, funded by a Riverina Local Land Services Community Grant. It was developed in response to the continuing decline of microbat habitat in the wheat/sheep belt, and the general lack of awareness amongst landholders regarding microbats and the important role they play in ecosystem services.
The first activities undertaken were a Microbat Information Night with a guest speaker, and distribution of an information sheet on microbats. This event sparked interest within the community, and this was maintained throughout the duration of the project. Later stages of the project involved the construction and installation of microbat boxes, and interpretive signs at selected locations. Habitat enhancement was undertaken with a plant giveaway and planting programs.