We were thrilled to see the Noongar Boodjar Rangers recognised at the 2021 State Landcare Awards on Friday, 19 November.
Our team were named as finalists in the KPMG Indigenous Landcare Award category. The award acknowledges an outstanding Indigenous community group or individual that is working towards improving land use and/or enhancing or protecting an area on behalf of the community.
The award spoke to the history of the Rangers, a program which started in 2014 and has provided employment opportunities on Country for more than 60 local Aboriginal people. The submission highlighted key landcare achievements such as:
- Rehabilitation of significant Wheatbelt sites such as the restoration of Burlong Pool in Northam.
- Development of a native seed collection enterprise. Wheatbelt NRM has invested in the upskilling of the Noongar Boodjar Rangers to collect, clean and process native seeds. These seeds have been used in multiple revegetation projects, including the rehabilitation of Ramelius Resources’ Edna May minesite in Westonia.
- Identification of cultural sites on private land. While undertaking NRM work, the Noongar Boodjar Rangers, with guidance from community elders, have identified areas on significance on farms throughout the Wheatbelt.
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.