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New Eucalypt storybook on its way

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Healthy Environments

Last week our staff were at Mukinbudin District High School to work with the students as part of our Enviro Stories program.

The year 5/6 students will be producing a storybook on the threatened Eucalypt Woods of the WA Wheatbelt.

Topics covered as part of the visit included what these woodlands are and why they are so important.

The woodlands help minimise erosion and salinity, provide habitat for threatened species and support important pollinators.

Most importantly the woodlands provide essential amenity value for the Wheatbelt. The unique Wheatbelt landscapes would be much different without the iconic woodlands.

But they are under threat. Weeds and pest animals, clearing, fire, salinity and a changing climate are all having a detrimental impact.

These issues and some solutions to the problem were discussed with the students. They are currently studying deforestation so it fits well with the curriculum.

The Enviro Story will be published later this year, so subscribe to our e-newsletter and keep up to date when it's released.

The project is supported by funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

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