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Searching for the Wild Things

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Healthy Environments

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.

The Eucalypt Woodlands of the Western Australian Wheatbelt are not well understood and we don’t know where they all are and what condition they are in.

Our search criteria is woodlands that meet a certain species composition and condition standard, that is the grouping of specific species and the condition of the vegetation aligns with the scientific definition of the endangered Eucalypt Woodlands of the Wheatbelt.

The team was out this week at Nigel Morrison’s property in Jelcobine, near Beverley, to determine whether it falls under the Eucalypt woodland TEC classification.

Nigel’s is one of our previous Healthy Environments community partnership projects and his previous work with Wheatbelt NRM has spurred him on to take further action to protect his unique bushland.

Achieving the target from the Regional NRM Strategy for the Avon River Basin of 30% vegetation cover starts with protecting the unique woodland we already have. If you want to be part of this please contact Anika Dent or 9670 3104.