What We Do

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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 project outcomes include: a DVD highlighting the efforts of "Champion Famers", a "Soil Health How To Guide”, and The Talkin' Soil Health Conference to further facilitate adoption of sustainable agricultural practices in the WA Wheatbelt.
Saltland with Saltbush and Sandfires bushes in forground
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The “SaltCap” project ran from October 2011 to June 2013, and aimed to improve farmers' capacity to make informed decisions about what to plant and where in these challenging saltland environments. The project targeted farmers located within the areas of Wongan-Ballidu, Bruce Rock, Trayning and surrounding Shires, as these areas were identified as high risk areas for the spread of salinity. This project received funding from the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country Program.
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 aimed to increase the capacity of farmers to make informed decisions about strategic revegetation on farms in the Avon Wheatbelt IBRA region.
Seeder from the Air
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Sustainable Industries
The Farming Landscapes for the Future – Decision Support for Farmers in Agroforestry Project ran from October 2011 to June 2013, and aimed to increase the capacity of farmers to make informed decisions about integrating agroforestry for landscape scale conservation and biodiversity protection in the Avon NRM region.
Results of high winds over Wheatbelt
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Sustainable Industries
The Climate Change Project aims to produce a decision-making document that will help support Landcare, Grower and Community Groups in decision making and processes in relation to planning for the effects of climate change on the region.
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Productive Relationships
The Regional Landcare Facilitator (RLF) will provide assistance to land managers, local and regional landcare and farming production groups and community organisations that are working with a sustainable agriculture focus. The role is to help in the building of skills and capacity in the Landcare 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 be assisting in establishing high-quality large and small scale demonstration sites across the Avon River Basin that will look at innovative practices within cropping management, sustainable grazing, agroforestry, and soil management systems. It will also encourage the adoption of innovative practices into farming systems, based on the success of the trials and demonstrations.
Sheep grazing in biodiverse agricultural system
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This agroforestry project aims to run a trials program focusing on projects that deliver biodiversity and production benefits. Biodiversity can benefit from landscape connectivity, buffering of remnant vegetation and inclusion of some species specifically selected for habitat or food. Production benefits from these projects may range from timber and energy production, to forage for sheep production and bush foods.
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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 is based on the ‘Monitoring Soil Science’ resource developed by SPICE, a collaborative program between the Western Australian Department of Education and The University of Western Australia. The SPICE ‘Monitoring Soil Science’ resource helps teachers introduce scientific methodologies, including soil sampling strategies, to students and provides a platform for ongoing soil-based scientific research. The On-Farm Soil Monitoring Handbook has adapted this resource for use by farmers as a tool for monitoring aspects of soil health.
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Sustainable Industries
The management, harvesting and reuse of stormwater can increase the resilience and amenity of Wheatbelt communities, as well as decrease the reliance and ongoing cost of using the reticulated water supply for the watering of town ovals, parks and gardens.
No-Till Seeding
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Sustainable Industries
The aim of this project is to assist farmers to adopt sustainable farming practices that enhance the health of their soils without compromising the yield.
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Working in partnership with other NRM regions in WA, Wheatbelt NRM is delivering awareness-raising activities relating to the Royalties for Regions Carbon Farming Project – a Rangelands NRM project.