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The Matchstick Banksia – named because the flowers look like a bunch of matches is an endangered species which is only found on sandy soils in a very small area of the Wheatbelt Region. It is found nowhere else in the world.

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This project involved revegetation around an existing woodland remnant.

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For this project, a number of blocks and wide corridors were revegetated, providing buffers from adjacent roads and restoring a degraded road reserve running through the property.

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Despite some tough seasons and summer wash-outs, results from the Wheatbelt NRM 2015-2017 planting seasons are becoming increasingly evident, with farmscapes transforming.

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Between the 2015 and 2017 winter planting seasons, more than a million native seedlings have gone into the ground as part of Wheatbelt NRM’s Bushcare Grant, Healthy Bushland, Mortlock Connections and Twenty Million Trees projects.

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Nineteen landholders across the Wheatbelt have successfully received funding through Wheatbelt NRM, supported by the Australian Government’s Twenty Million Trees and National Landcare Program.

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It is evident that there are some massive feral cats out in our Wheatbelt, particularly in the shire of Koorda.

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A Western Pygmy Possum has recently been found by a landholder south of Cunderdin, in a patch of bush he has been rehabilitating as part of a project funded by Wheatbelt NRM.

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Rabbit populations in the Wheatbelt and across the south-west of WA could be reduced by around 40% in the coming weeks, as the calicivirus (Korean variant – RHDV1 K5) is released throughout the region to overcome growing rabbit numbers.

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The newest strain of rabbit calicivirus to Australia, known as the Korean variant (RHDV1 K5), is set to be released across the Wheatbelt again this autumn in an effort to control pest rabbit numbers.

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