On 10 August we held the first of our winter workshops. Located in Wyalkatchem, the interactive and informative workshop talked through the latest developments in feral animal control and how these methods are being played out in the Wheatbelt.
The workshop saw knowledge sharing from a range of different feral animal control experts including:
- Linda Vernon, Executive Officer, Central Wheatbelt Biosecurity Association
- Jim Miller from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
- Gary Wilkinson from Wilko’s Feral Pest Control
Of particular interest to all attendees was the community-based approach being taken across Local Government Areas in the Wheatbelt by the Central Wheatbelt Biosecurity Association in relation to feral animal control.
Workshop facilitator, Bonny Dunlop-Heague, said, “It was amazing to hear about the sheer amount of work that is happening in those areas of the Wheatbelt. The coordinated approach across the community is definitely a step in the right direction when it comes to the management of all feral animals. It was really encouraging for everyone who attended.”
Our thanks go out to the Wyalkatchem CRC for having us for the morning and allowing attendees to stay on to complete their 1080 accreditations.
This Wheatbelt NRM project is supported through funding from the State Natural Resource Management Program.