This ‘3 Year Plan’ presents strategic direction to ensure Wheatbelt NRM effectively responds to national, state and regional NRM needs. This will be achieved by engaging our community to actively support and progress our strategic objectives. This ‘3 Year Plan’ is supported each year by an Operations Plan that sets out how resources will be allocated and utilised in progressing the strategic objectives in this document.
The Wheatbelt Regional NRM Strategy guides NRM investment priorities within the region. The regional community provided important guidance to the development of the strategy, which reflects their values and understanding of the environment they live in and know.
Australia has an incredible diversity of bird species, with 898 recorded, including vagrants or accidental visitors and introduced species. Of this total, Western Australia has 550 species, 17 of which are found only in Western Australia. The Avon River Basin has a remarkable 224 recorded species - over 25 percent of the national total.
The Wheatbelt Science Forum is an annual event presented by the Inland Lighthouse Network. Held over two days in Wongan Hills, the forum is designed to bring advanced science concepts to middle-school children (Years 5-8) of the Wheatbelt and their teachers. This year’s theme was Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
Two lucky landcarers from the Wheatbelt region have the opportunity to attend the National Landcare Conference and Awards in Melbourne this year, thanks to our Regional Landcare Facilitator and the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.
The National Landcare Conference is a fabulous opportunity for Landcarers across the country to come together and learn from one another. It is also a chance to discuss building a resilient agricultural and environmental future for Australia.
With Tarin Rock near Lake Grace now confirmed as the location for this year’s BioBlitz, we’re seeking experts in environmental science, ecology, natural history, agriculture, education and biodiversity to help during the event.