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Projects Completed

Fitzgerald Biosphere United Nations Environmental Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) renomination

Project Completed before: June 30, 2013

This project will complete and submit a re-nomination application for Fitzgerald Biosphere, as part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, under (UNESCO) Man of the Biosphere Program. It will do this by:

Five Star biodiverse revegetation for critical habitat linkages Peniup WA (Greening Australia WA)

Project Completed before: June 30, 2013

This proposal consists of the implementation of 90ha native revegetation, suitable for the local area and functioning as a native foraging and habitat source for threatened fauna. The program at Peniup will be implemented in conjunction with other environmental plantings in and around the property, and in an area strategic to the Gondwana Link, wildlife corridor.

Gondwana Link and South Coast NRM connecting community through conservation action planning

Project Completed before: June 30, 2013

This project contains two key components, the first component being developed under the „Increasing Native Habitat‟ Caring For Our Country target will address key threats to Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (1999) listed threatened species and ecological communities by developing Conservation Action Plans for 2 key areas including; Lindesay to Porongurups Link area; and Two Peoples Bay Manypeaks area that are both known habitat areas for threatened species. These two Conservation Action Plans will inform and guide specific ecological management actions across both public and private tenure lands for future investment.

Gorse tender

Project Completed before: June 30, 2013

This project will deliver on the recommendations detailed in the Gorse Eradication Strategy for the South Coast NRM region. Treatment of all known gorse sites, prevent any further seed set at sites, follow up, and prioritisation in line with the recommendations listed in the plan.

Great Western Woodlands reconciled vegetation mapping - Wildlife Corridors

Project Completed before: June 30, 2013

The project is aimed at compiling a reconciled vegetation map for the Great Western Woodlands that is founded on existing map products and the inherent botanical data used to inform these products.

Identifying critical habitats of the Carnaby’s black cockatoo for protection and restoration on the South Coast

Project Completed before: June 30, 2013

This project will employ a part time project officer to compile this strategic document, aimed at informing landholders and conservation professionals in best practice protection mechanisms for the critically endangered Carnaby’s black cockatoo. This document will then be used by South Coast NRM and the wider community to delivery on-ground activities such as fencing and revegetation to improve the condition of this critical habitat.

Improve management practices to optimise sustainability of commercial fishers in the South Coast NRM region

Project Completed before: June 30, 2013

PART 1: Industry advancement: The Application of an Environmental Management System (EMS) for the Western Australian Greenlip and Brownlip Abalone Fishery. The recent development of EMS for commercial fisheries in Australia has provided fishers with an opportunity to actively engage the community as an organised group, or corporate citizen. Recent developments in EMS for other abalone commercial fisheries on the east coast of Australia, such as the Victorian Bays and Inlets Fishery has led the Greenlip and Brownlip Abalone Fishery (in conjunction with SeaNet) down this path in an attempt to re-establish the fishery as an important and active member of the community. The development of an EMS for the Western Australian greenlip and brownlip abalone fishery on the South Coast builds on other EMS' developed for the South Coast estuarine fishery.

Improving farmers knowledge and skills on the South Coast in management practices to reduce the impact of sub-soil Acidity

Project Completed before: June 30, 2013

This project is focused on whole of region pH monitoring for the top soils and sub soils of agricultural land used for cropping and grazing, over three years. It will be delivered through close collaboration between South Coast NRM, the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA), Precision SoilTech and eight of the South Coast sub-regional groups.

Improving soil health and connectivity in the North Stirlings

Project Completed before: June 30, 2013

This project will enable the community to improve landscape connectivity in a productive farming environment and help develop best practice in soil health management.

Improving the management of soil health by farmers in the Ravensthorpe and Jerdacuttup areas

Project Completed before: June 30, 2013

The objective of this project is to deliver two events: a Soil Health Forum to provide the opportunity for land managers in the Ravensthorpe and Jerdacuttup areas to visit different demonstration sites in their region, learn about important factors affecting soil health and discuss soil health issues amongst themselves and with experts from both DAFWA and private groups, backed up with soils data collected from other complementary projects. The forum will partner with other agencies and groups to deliver a broad range of information to land managers.

Improving the management of soil health by farmers in the western South Coast NRM region

Project Completed before: June 30, 2013

The objective of this project is to deliver two events: a crop walk to provide the opportunity for land managers in the western region of South Coast NRM to visit different demonstration sites in their region, learn about important factors affecting soil health and discuss soil health issues amongst themselves and with Bill Crabtree, a well known and respected agronomist. The crop walk partners with other groups to deliver a broad range of information to land managers.

Improving the management practices by farmers in the South Coast NRM region

Project Completed before: June 30, 2013

The objective of this project is to provide information to land managers that cannot attend field days or workshops, or who live remotely from major centres by developing a series of soil health extension materials for publication in a regional based newspaper known to be widely read by land managers. Information that is put together can then be used to produce fact sheets for use at field days and workshops.

Increasing knowledge and skills in sustainable farm practices in the Oyster Harbour catchment – phase 2

Project Completed before: June 30, 2013

This project will deliver effective community on-ground support, communication and capacity building within the Oyster Harbour Catchment area. This will serve to influence practices of land managers, recreational users and the general community. Funding will enable the employment of a Project Officer (0.6 FTE), provision of governance and on-ground works.

Increasing knowledge and skills in sustainable farm practices in the Wilson Inlet catchment – phase 2

Project Completed before: June 30, 2013

The project will support Caring for our Country targets and will deliver on-ground support, communication and capacity building within the Wilson Inlet Catchment.

Integrated Feral Control Fitzgerald to Stirlings Fitzgerald Biosphere

Project Completed before: June 30, 2013

The aim of this project is to build on a pilot framework developed by Wildlife Research and Management and then extend this into additional areas of the Fitz-Stirling, with an emphasis on additional control of cats.

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