“Where the Wild Things are” is targeting patches of remnant vegetation that are consistent with the conservation advice describing the Eucalypt Woodlands of the WA Wheatbelt.
The Eucalypt Woodlands are listed as a threatened ecological community under Federal Environmental legislation. They are found nowhere else in the world and due to the fragmentation of the WA Wheatbelt and threats such as salinity, are now restricted to isolated patches. An ecological community is the unique group of plants, animals, insects, fungi and other organisms that call a specific area home.
Currently we cannot pinpoint where these woodlands are or what condition they are in, so the first job for our team and the community is to get out and about looking!
But not all woodlands are part of this project. The EPBC classification describes certain woodland types, with different species composition and condition standards. It includes well known Wheatbelt woodland types such as Salmon Gum, York Gum and Wheatbelt Wandoo and looks for those patches that are in good condition.
Wheatbelt NRM is searching for “Where the Wild Things Are”. Why? Because we are aiming to protect thousands of hectares of Eucalypt woodlands throughout the Wheatbelt region.
First step is to get out and about to determine where the remaining patches of these woodlands are.
From there we will work with landholders to protect those special patches of bushland that are irreplaceable and makes the Wheatbelt the unique place we love.
Healthy Environments Team
Phone: 9670 3100