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Noongar Budjar Rangers add seed collection to the skill set

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Aboriginal NRM

The Noongar Budjar Rangers spent a very hot but satisfying time in Westonia recently as they worked with the Edna May Gold Mine to collect seed for rehabilitation purposes.

Wheatbelt plant experts Rob and Beth Boase mentored the team for the week and helped develop their plant identification and seed collection techniques.

But most importantly the team’s hard work means the mine has a good supply of local seed that they will use to provide seedlings for rehabilitation and offsets on the site.

Environmental Technician, Pauline Guest, from Edna May Operations, was impressed with the team’s hard work in the terrible conditions.

“With the help of the Noongar Budjar Rangers we were able to collect over 20 species that will provide us with a great amount of local provenance seed to support our revegetation on site. They are an amazing team and I look forward to having them back again.”

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