This project is entirely run by volunteers. Everyone who observes and records the life of this region is encouraged to log their sightings and make a preliminary identification. Moderators are appointed for each species group and they confirm each sighting before it is uploaded to the Atlas of Living Australia. All contributors to the Budawang Coast Nature Map are thereby making a verified and valuable rich contribution to our national archives. Our database is managed by several Administrators supported by a team of expert, dedicated Moderators.
We plan to organise surveys of many kinds to study in depth and record the biodiversity of our region. In addition, we intend to add observations made over time by many groups. We are fortunate that individuals have offered to share their knowledge and collections to be incorporated into the BCNM.