Your Say: Project Voting

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The Wheatbelt NRM Annual General Meeting saw almost 100 people coming together to vote on 16 projects collated from over 500 submissions reviewed as part of Wheatbelt NRM’s Your Say: Shaping NRM in the Wheatbelt campaign. As such we have updated our forum to reflect this input and going forward focus on voting on these 16 projects from our community.

We now ask you NOT TO SUBMIT ANY FURTHER IDEAS but to vote on the listed projects. You can vote as any times as you like but only once per project. There is a positive (upvote) and a negative (downvote) vote. The counter shows the sum of all positive and all negative votes.

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1 year ago

Delivering on the Threatened Species Strategy

WHAT
Using landscape scale planning and targeted landholder engagement to improve the range, extent and population viability of threatened species in the Wheatbelt. Mobilise the community to deliver on the actions in recovery plans for Mallee Fowl, Numbats, Black Flank Rock Wallaby and Chuditch. Likely to include feral control, weed management and habitat improvement via bush land protection and corridor enhancement.

WHY
• The Wheatbelt is part of the South West Australian international biodiversity hotspot
• Strong focus in the NLP2 outco...

1 year ago

Regenerative Farming Network

WHAT
Establish a knowledge sharing group running across the South West of WA. Regenerative agriculture is an approach to food and farming systems that regenerates topsoil and increases biodiversity now and long into the future. This includes biological farming.

WHY
• Regenerative farming approaches aligns with the priorities of the Regional Strategy such as:
o Maintain ground cover on agricultural land
o Improve nutrient use efficiency
o Optimise management of soil pH
o And develop viable economic system on saline land
• Will also support the NLP2 outc...

1 year ago

Sharing culture

WHAT
Maintain Elders advisory group. Continue efforts to appropriately record and share traditional knowledge, e.g. Noongar Boodja Website, encouraging use of language, site work and highlighting the cross-over of culture and environmental management.

WHY
• The Noongar Boodja strategy five year targets include “Recoding of traditional knowledge for NRM”, “use of Noongar Language” and “meaningful discussion”
• Australian Government is encouraging RAPs (reconciliation action plans) as part of expected governance requirements
• The work the advisory groups has...

1 year ago

Biodiversity supporting farming outcomes

WHAT
Support farming families to manage their on-farm bush as a valuable part of the farming system. This would include fencing, revegetation, fire management, weed and pest control.

WHY
• Ecological services of native bushland include - pollination, erosion control, salinity control and integrated pest management
• Australian Government is looking to invest in projects that will protect and enhance on-farm remnant native vegetation, including improving the management of existing remnants, wetlands, rocky outcrops and paddock trees

WHY IT IS GR...

1 year ago

12 Building the resilience of our bushland

WHAT
Bushcare Grant with landowners to improve management (feral control, weeds, grazing pressure, infill planting, buffer planting and corridor enhancement). Each grant application will allow for a site assessment to determine if this bushland meets the criteria to be part of the TEC.

WHY
• Mapping for the TEC covers most of our Region. This is because ground truthing hasn’t happened and it is the level of clearing in our region that threatens this ecological community
• Our regional strategy identifies the level of past clearing in the Wh...

1 year ago

Red Card feral pest management program

WHAT
Continue the Red Card feral pest management program. South West WA program of community participation in fox, cat and rabbit spring time management.

WHY
• Feral animal control is key for Ecosystem Health. This program builds skills, capacity and community acceptance for culling
• The Wheatbelt is part of the South West Australian international biodiversity hotspot
• Strong focus in the NLP2 outcomes

WHY IT IS GREAT
Long term program that is operating cross regionally – with Regional Group Partners and support of Sporting Shooters Ass...

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