Wheatbelt NRM’s Noongar Budjar Ranger Team joined together with other teams from Noongar country in Albany recently.
The teams came together to meet each other and increase their skills in collecting native seed for revegetation purposes.
The Seed Collection Training, facilitated by Greening Australia and funded by Woodside has assisted in the development of skills that will be necessary to implement the large scale restoration efforts that could be a major response to our changing climate.
Access to viable and local seed has been identified as a major barrier to increased revegetation and Greening Australia are taking a proactive approach in training local Ranger Teams.
The Wheatbelt NRM team is working with local expert Dave Collins and is enjoying their time immensely. Our team of 4 undertake field work training and also undertake the administration and data collection work that is necessary to ensure a trusted seed supply.
The Noongar Budjar Ranger team and our Elders Advisory Group have had aspirations for a Noongar business that works on country for many years now and seed collection could be the pathway to achieving that.