MidCoast Council is calling on residents to report sightings of koalas as part of a project that maps and defines the distribution, population and trends of the species across the MidCoast local government area (LGA).
The project is funded by a $33,000 NSW government grant as part of the Saving Our Species Iconic Koala Project.
"Defining the nature of our local koala populations and better understanding the range of threats affecting them will be critical to conserving the species into the future," MidCoast Council senior ecologist, Mat Bell said.
"It has been widely reported that koala populations across most parts of NSW are declining.
"Unfortunately, this also appears to be the case for koalas across the Mid Coast."