This week, our Noongar Boodjar Rangers are out on Country in Kokeby collecting seed for a significant commercial contract.
Over the past months, our Rangers have invested a lot of time into developing their skills in seed collection. They have undertaken formal training, received on-the-job mentoring and, last week, we took delivery of our own seed cleaning equipment.
This particular project is focused on an offset project. It involves scoping the planting site to gain a record of local seed provenance. This will be followed up by collection of the seed and a coordinated planting project.
This week the Rangers have been working with Dr Adam Cross from Curtin University to correctly identify plant species. Dr Cross has extensive experience in the study and restoration of ecosystems all over the world. His work primarily focuses on improving the ecological and sociocultural outcomes of environmental restoration, particularly around degraded landscapes.
Ranger coordinator, Jermaine Davis, was out on site and has reported that the project is coming together well, “It’s great to see the all the training and investment coming together for our Noongar Boodjar Rangers.”
“The team are excited to see this type of work grow and provide more opportunities to work on Country.”
The Noongar Boodjar Rangers are a skilled workforce specialising in Wheatbelt natural resource management and are available for a wide range of projects. Contact us to find out more and to see if they can assist in your next project.