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Volunteer Team Leaders Wanted for 2016 BioBlitz

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With Tarin Rock near Lake Grace now confirmed as the location for this year’s BioBlitz, we’re seeking experts in environmental science, ecology, natural history, agriculture, education and biodiversity to help during the event.

A BioBlitz is a fun and informative way of engaging the local community and landholders while raising their awareness of the links between agricultural systems and the natural environment.

A BioBlitz also lets Wheatbelt NRM support its local community by building their capacity to take part in natural resource management activities.

As a Volunteer Team Leader you will help lead small groups of up to 10 people to conduct biodiversity surveys in the area, and then present a short summary of the weekend’s findings to attendees.

This year's site falls within the Southwest Australia Ecoregion biodiversity hotspot and contains a high number of vegetation associations which help maintain three threatened and 37 priority flora and four threatened fauna species. These include, Malleefowl, Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos, Baudin’s Black Cockatoos, Western Whip Birds, and Red-tailed Phascogales.

The event will be conducted over 24 hours, from noon on Saturday 8 October, to noon on Sunday 9 October 2016.

If you’d like to be involved, please contact Wheatbelt NRM’s Regional Landcare Facilitator Leigh Whisson on 9670 3136 or via lwhisson@wheatbeltnrm.org.au

View the Volunteer Team Leader Information Pack for more information.