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.
Our 2023 calendar has just arrived hot off the press (order your copy here). Each year we pick a theme unique to our special corner of the world, and this year we wanted to highlight an often overlooked but crucial link in our ecosystem: the noble Tree.
Nominations for the 2022 Moorditj Boodja Environmental Awards are now open. The awards recognise Wheatbelt school students who embody the values of Mooditj Boodja (Strong Country) through their involvement in environmental projects. The annual award is designed to encourage young people to become actively involved in Landcare or natural resource management work. The awards are open to both primary and secondary students throughout the Avon River Basin.
From 31st October to 2 November, our Wheatbelt team travelled down to beautiful Margaret River to attend the National NRM Knowledge Conference. It was few days of learning, collaboration, inspiration and networking!
Did you know that the Wheatbelt is home to a number of trapdoor spiders, and that many are considered threatened in their natural habitat? In the Wheatbelt many of these species are threatened due to loss of bushland. These are sedentary creatures that don’t have great dispersal ability. Read more here.
Grants of up to $500k, as well as leadership development support opportunities, are now available from FRRR in 35 regions to help communities get ready for drought. Find out more and how to apply here.
Are you interested in helping Wheatbelt NRM deliver positive environmental action in the Wheatbelt? Wheatbelt NRM is a registered Charity and has Tax Deductible Gift Status. Our charitable activity is administered through a Public Fund and overseen by a Public Fund Management Committee. We are inviting applications from Associate Members who are interested in being a member of this Management Committee. Applications close 12 September 2022
Thank you to all our community that stopped by to visit us at Dowerin Field Day. We had some great conversations around the projects that we are working on in our community that are helping to create healthy environments and livelihoods in the Wheatbelt
The countdown is on to Dowerin Field Days and our mega tent is always a popular stop. This year, Dowerin is on 24 and 25 August and our collective will feature everything from cuddly animals through to community projects and agricultural innovations. We’d love you to stop by.
Whether you’re a farmer, a business or a community member drought is a common occurrence that has impacts across WA communities. A consultation project under the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund will draw out the Wheatbelt and Great Southern’s needs and priorities to help inform future investments.