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.
As part of last weeks “Where the wild things are” workshop in Wongan Hills the group visited a patch of bush where they saw how successful nest boxes can be in providing habitat for our threatened black cockatoos.
Wheatbelt NRM is calling for expressions of interest from members of the Wheatbelt mixed farming community to partner with us to deliver demonstration sites for the ‘Optimising Fodder Options on Mixed Farming Systems’ project funded by the National Landcare Program.