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.
Thousands of local jobs could be generated through a $4 billion combined federal and state economic stimulus package in the conservation and land management sector, according to a coalition of conservation, farming and land management organisations.
The abundance and richness of our Wheatbelt species were a ‘Big Resource Issue’ identified in the Regional NRM Strategy for the Avon River Basin (www.nrmstrategy.com.au/about-strategy) and a new database shows our community was right to be concerned.
Missing the Great Cocky Count, working from home, or homeschooling and keen to escape the house? Or are you just interested in contributing to a strong future for one of the Wheatbelt’s threatened species.
We came across some interesting animated short videos that are part of a University of Western Australia project funded through the Australian Government's National Landcare Program and supported by South West Catchments Council.