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.
Australia has an incredible diversity of bird species, with 898 recorded, including vagrants or accidental visitors and introduced species. Of this total, Western Australia has 550 species, 17 of which are found only in Western Australia. The Avon River Basin has a remarkable 224 recorded species - over 25 percent of the national total.
Each year, the staff at Wheatbelt NRM offer the Moorditj Boodjar Environmental Award to all primary and secondary schools throughout the Wheatbelt for students who are actively involved in Landcare or natural resource management work.
Noongar men, women and children who cleared the land, worked the farms and helped develop the Shire of Quairading have had their contribution recognised in a new publication produced by Community Arts Network (CAN).
Last week, Wheatbelt NRM’s Noongar Boodja Ranger Team assisted the Shire of Northam in cleaning and maintaining Burlong Pool, which is a site of cultural significance to the local Noongar people of Northam.
The Northam Cemetery has been given a facelift, with help from the region’s Noongar Boodja rangers. The cleanup was in response to concern from residents that the heritage listed cemetery was in desperate need of a cleanup.
Kardan is a tree to 30m in height with rough grey bark. Flowering has been recorded in January to May and also in September. Flowers are brilliantly coloured mostly white but there are red or pinkish or orange forms.