What We Do

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Productive Relationships
This project is helping the Wheatbelt community live more sustainable and energy-efficient lives at home, work and in their communities.
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Sustainable Industries
The eConnected Grainbelt Demonstration project uses technology to help landholders make better-informed decisions for farm management. Using feedback from growers to develop better tools is an important part of the project. This project is a partnership between WNRM, DPIRD, UWA and Planfarm.
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This project will deliver Stage 3 of the Living Lakes initiative which involves implementing innovative engineering solutions and developing activation plans to enhance the amenity, use and visitation of two key lakes in regional Western Australia. The Lakes involved are Yealering and Ewlyamartup (east of Katanning). Working closely with the local communities, this project aims to improve inundation and water quality within the lakes, while building upon existing recreational amenity for a wide range of users including families, water ski enthusiasts and bird watchers. An important flow on effect from the project is to generate tourism and support the local economies of Yealering, Katanning, and the wider region.
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Wheatbelt NRM and the Dumbleyung Landcare Zone co-hosted the 2016 Tarin Rock BioBlitz near Lake Grace from 8th to 9th October 2016.
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Healthy Environments
Wheatbelt NRM works with landholders to help them improve their property's bushland health and native species populations through the management of feral pests such as foxes, cats and rabbits.
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Healthy Environments
Wheatbelt NRM is collaborating with Enviro-Stories to work with 10 schools in our region, to write a Biodiversity-themed short story focusing on local threatened species and what can be done to save them from extinction.
Mortlock River flats
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Healthy Environments
This project will address the poor condition of the catchments of the Mortlock River, Mortlock River East and Mortlock River South, and the Swan/Avon River (into which they flow).
Nick and Lucy Kelly
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Sustainable Industries
The Wheatbelt Champions project celebrated local farmers for trying new farming practices to increase productivity and sustainability and for encouraging others to follow their example. The project outcomes include a DVD highlighting the efforts of 5 Wheatbelt Champion farmers, a Soil Health Guide, and the Talkin' Soil Health Conference to encourage the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices in the Wheatbelt.
Saltland with Saltbush and Sandfires bushes in forground
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The SaltCap project ran from October 2011 to June 2013. It aimed to help farmers choose what to plant and where in challenging saltland environments. The project worked with farmers in the Shires of Wongan-Ballidu, Bruce Rock, Trayning and surrounding Shires in areas at high risk of spreading salinity.
Aerial Photo of the Eastern Wheatbelt WA
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The Creating Connections Project ran between October 2011 and June 2013 in the south-eastern Wheatbelt. This project worked with farmers to help them plan revegetation activities on their farms in the Avon Wheatbelt IBRA region.
Seeder from the Air
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The Farming Landscapes for the Future – Decision Support for Farmers in Agroforestry project ran from October 2011 to June 2013. This project increased access to planning tools that help landholders add agroforestry to farming systems in the Avon NRM region.
Results of high winds over Wheatbelt
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The Climate Change project aimed to produce decision-making tools to support Landcare, grower and community groups in planning for climate change in the Wheatbelt.
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Productive Relationships
The Regional Landcare Facilitator (RLF) helps build the skills, knowledge and capacity of the Landcare and agricultural community in the Avon Wheatbelt region.
Annual Pasture System (Left) vs Perennial Pasture (Right)
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Sustainable Industries
The trials and demonstrations project will help establish high-quality large and small scale demonstration sites across the Avon River Basin. The project will look at innovative practices within cropping management, sustainable grazing, agroforestry, and soil management systems. It will also encourage landholders to adopt innovative practices into farming systems, based on the success of the trials and demonstrations.
Sheep grazing in biodiverse agricultural system
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The Biodiverse Agroforestry project ran a 6-month trials program focussed on plantings with both biodiversity and production benefits. Biodiversity can benefit from landscape connectivity, buffering of remnant vegetation, and growing species for wildlife food and habitat. Production benefits include timber and energy production, forage for sheep production, and bush foods.
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This project aims to involve young people in their own projects to help them increase their connection with the environment and natural resource management issues.
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This project works with Aboriginal land managers to trial and demonstrate bush tucker plants as a commercial crop in the Wheatbelt.
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Productive Relationships
This project is helping Aboriginal people in the Wheatbelt develop skills in NRM and creating opportunities to work on Country.
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Productive Relationships
This project aims to build the capacity of the Aboriginal community in natural resource management through NRM program delivery, and to build initiatives that contribute to a sustainable regional community.
Sampling Soil Structure
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Sustainable Industries
The On-Farm Soil Monitoring Handbook was developed for farmers as a tool for monitoring soil health. The handbook was adapted from the ‘Monitoring Soil Science’ resource developed by SPICE. This resource helps teachers introduce scientific methodologies, including soil sampling strategies, to students and provides a platform for ongoing soil-based scientific research. SPICE is a collaborative program between the Western Australian Department of Education and The University of Western Australia.
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Better management, harvesting and reuse of stormwater can increase resilience and amenity for Wheatbelt communities. By reducing our dependency on drinking water to irrigate town ovals, parks and gardens, we can also decrease management costs.
No-Till Seeding
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Sustainable Industries
This project aims to assist farmers with adopting sustainable farming practices that enhance soil health without compromising yield.