This ‘3 Year Plan’ presents strategic direction to ensure Wheatbelt NRM effectively responds to national, state and regional NRM needs. This will be achieved by engaging our community to actively support and progress our strategic objectives. This ‘3 Year Plan’ is supported each year by an Operations Plan that sets out how resources will be allocated and utilised in progressing the strategic objectives in this document.
The Wheatbelt Regional NRM Strategy guides NRM investment priorities within the region. The regional community provided important guidance to the development of the strategy, which reflects their values and understanding of the environment they live in and know.
Evidence of the value of natural resource management. While the eastern state are struggling with drought, there has been new work done that is showing evidence that NRM should be part of the solution. It is about resilience. Are you interested to see if NRM will help your bottom line, and address drought risk? Then attend our AGM and hear from our guest speakers.
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.
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.
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.