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.
Trent Tyler has a farm property in Wyalkatchem that abuts the Korrelocking Nature Reserve which is a 250ha reserve home to mature Salmon Gum and Gimlet woodlands and is a sanctuary for kangaroos and other forms of animal and bird life.
It was exciting to see some success for WA agriculture organisations as part of the Smart Farms Small Grants recently announced in a media release from the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud.
The Soil and Land Conservation Council (SLCC) has released the Western Australian Soil Health Strategy Discussion Paper, the aim of which is to gain stakeholder input to determine goals and principles and prioritise key actions as part of the development of the state Soil Health Strategy.