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Wildlife emergency rescue kit
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Healthy Environments

Wildlife Emergency Rescue Packs

By Colleen Fulford - Wheatbelt Region

 

Noongar Boodja Rangers
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Aboriginal NRM

The Noongar Boodja Rangers are continuing to flourish with 50 community members actively participating in the program.

 

The Ranger program aims to give unemployed members of the Aboriginal community the opportunity to get back ‘on country’ doing natural resource management work.

 

Wheatbelt road
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Aboriginal NRM

Many main roads in WA are built on journey ways that were walked by Aboriginal people for tens of thousands of years. They were walked as songlines, trade routes and seasonal runs. Songlines are living narratives, usually a journey made by one of the spiritual ancestors. Songlines have layers of meaning revealed slowly over a lifetime.

Feral cat in trap
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Healthy Environments

Rick Beatty is a landholder who got in touch with Wheatbelt NRM recently when he heard about the Mortlock Connections project.

 

Rick is a sheep and wheat farmer with extensive bush blocks on his farm in Kulja which is dotted with mallee fowl mounds. He has been having problems with rabbits, foxes and feral cats.

 

2016 Great Cocky Count results
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Healthy Environments

The numbers are in and the news for Perth’s much-loved black-cockatoos is far from encouraging.

 

Results from BirdLife Australia’s 2016 Great Cocky Count indicate that populations of Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos across the Perth–Peel Coastal Plain are still in rapid decline.

 

Farming Together
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Sustainable Industries

The Australian Government’s $14.9m Farming Together initiative is a national, two-year campaign for primary producers and processors to collaborate and claim marketplace power. It aims to build financial and societal sustainability across Australia’s primary producers.

 

How does it work?

 

Nutrient Use Efficiency - N-rich strips
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Sustainable Industries

Do N-rich strips tell the full story?

 

Free carbon planning tool
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Sustainable Industries

Tool launched to help carbon plantings add value to the Wheatbelt

 

Landowners and carbon companies wanting to grow trees for the carbon market now have a tool to help guide them on where best to plant.

 

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Organisational

Wheatbelt NRM is a not-for-profit, community organisation primarily funded by state and federal government programs.

 

 Nature enthusiasts discover hidden species
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Productive Relationships

A SMALL army of volunteer nature enthusiasts discovered evidence of the rare Western mouse in a recent Bioblitz near Lake Grace.

 

More than 60 people spent a weekend auditing native flora and fauna across two reserves at Tarin Rock.

 

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