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.
In October 2020 we asked the question, “Does action to protect our eucalypt woodlands have any impact on the diversity of soil bacteria and mychorrizal fungi and can it be an indicator of woodland health?”.
We were thrilled to help Ron Bryant from Sporting Shooters Association Australia (WA) present a cheque for more than $19,000 to Owen Catto of the Regional Men’s Health Initiative as part of our Red Card for Rabbits and Foxes program.
We’re working with the Landcare Australia Farming Program team to deliver a series of free carbon footprint workshops nationally throughout 2021. In early August 2021, we will deliver this program in our Wheatbelt community.
The Toodyay workshop was the second of our two school workshops in May as part of our Avon Waterways project. The project is supported by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) and the National Landcare Program.
Soil Cooperative Research Centre researchers from Southern Cross University have partnered with ourselves and four local groups to deliver a social benchmarking survey in the Northern Wheatbelt region.