You know that we do some great things to help create healthy environments and livelihoods across the Wheatbelt. But, thanks to an expanded team and our unique understanding of our local communities, the past quarter has seen us grow our community engagement and project management capabilities to take on some exciting new assignments.
New Opportunities. Expanding Capabilities.
Due to the geographical areas that we operate in, we often have the ability to apply a Wheatbelt lens to wider issues. This was the case when we were approached by the Wheatbelt Development Commission to spear-head a new drought consultation project under the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.
You may have seen our stories about the Southern Wheatbelt consultation which would help to identify innovative drought projects and guide future investments in our region. These plans will identify priority actions to build resilience to drought in agriculture and allied industries in the lower Wheatbelt.
A Skilled Workforce That’s Ready To Go
2021 will be remembered as a year of substantial skills growth for our Noongar Boodjar Rangers. As a result of chemical handling, seed collection and plant propagation training (just to name a few), the Rangers are now being sought out for specialist natural resource management projects.
The Rangers are now working with a diverse range of partners including those from the mining, agricultural and corporate industries. Our core team have been busily undertaking the strict on-boarding process for a large revegetation project in Westonia and we’re looking forward to sharing their work with you soon.
Specialist Wheatbelt Knowledge
We also recently launched our Carbon Pathways program which has been established to help landholders decipher the carbon market and assist in developing Wheatbelt-specific Land Management Strategies that take advantage of the carbon farming incentives that are available. Carbon Pathways is available as part of the Carbon For Farmers $10,000 voucher program.
These new projects are the culmination of investment in our people and within our communities. If you have a Wheatbelt project that you need some unique local insight on, we’re here to help. Reach out through our Contact Us page.