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Strong and Proud - Wumbudin Kool-yee-rah

Strong and Proud - Wumbudin Kool-yee-rah

Date Added: Thursday, 08 November 2018

Targeted program for Aboriginal youth

The Strong & Proud 'Wumbudin Kool-yee-rah', after school program provides Aboriginal youth, between the ages of 12-17 years old, with culturally appropriate activities that connect them to their culture and country. The program is built on the foundation that being strong in culture and connection to country assists Aboriginal youth to have pride in themselves and their community.

Connectivity Conservation for Biodiversity

Connectivity Conservation for Biodiversity

Date Added: Friday, 19 October 2018

Revegetation and Protection of a Biodiversity Hotspot


The South Coast of Western Australia has an extremely rich natural heritage and is recognised internationally as a significant biodiversity hotspot. Working with a network of regional partners over the past decade, we have successfully implemented over 7,300 ha of targeted revegetation to improve the connectivity of fragmented natural landscapes.

Biological farming - Farmers investing in their greatest asset, their soils.

Biological farming - Farmers investing in their greatest asset, their soils.

Date Added: Friday, 19 October 2018

Stephen and Kerry Frost decided that "a living soil was their number one priority, their greatest asset" and they set about making changes to their management principles and practices, based around biological farming ideals.

Biological farming principles changed their practices, mindset, sustainability and profitability. The Frosts hold the firm belief that when actively engaging in conservation practices and striving to increase biodiversity in a whole-of-farm management system, not only does the productivity improve, but so too does the profit.

Stonemeal Farm is now a highly profitable Merino enterprise producing prime lambs and wool.

 

(This abbreviated case study is taken from a publication 'Increasing Soil Organic Carbon Through Biological Farming Case Study' authored by Johanna Tomlinson, Clear South, who also supplied the photograph)

Please see https://climateactionfarming.com.au/resources/case-studies for the original case study.

 

Key tips for a Fish Friendly Farm

Key tips for a Fish Friendly Farm

Date Added: Thursday, 18 October 2018

Native fish need shelter, clean water, food and the ability to move up and down stream. Here are some actions you can take to benefit native fish life in the waterways on or near your farm.

They can also improve water quality, stabilise streambanks and reduce erosion, increase farm productivity, improve farm infrastructure,
reduce stock loss, increase stock health and improve the value of your farm.

Fire and Biodiversity -  Landholder Information Guide

Fire and Biodiversity - Landholder Information Guide

Date Added: Thursday, 18 October 2018

Information to help balance the conservation of biodiversity with the need to be fire safe.

Our region contains a diverse mosaic of vegetation and habitats that support many unique species.

South Coast Connects

Date Added: Thursday, 13 September 2018

As part of our Increasing capability and resilience of the south coast NRM community project, which is supported by funding from the Western Australian Government’s State NRM Program, supported by Royalties for Regions, we are pleased to be able to provide a social media toolkit for NRM community groups. South Coast NRM has worked with Open Copy in Denmark to produce a social media toolkit tailored to NRM groups.

The purpose of the toolkit is to help your group to use social media more effectively and efficiently to engage, inform and enlist the support of your wider community. It includes summaries, checklists, templates and tutorials to assist you to develop infrastructure, strategies and processes in order to launch or improve upon your social media promotions.

For further information please contact Letisha Newman, Regional Capacity Project Officer, South Coast NRM on 9845 8508 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Constitution guidance support documents

Date Added: Monday, 30 July 2018

As part of our Increasing capability and resilience of the south coast NRM community project, which is supported by funding from the Western Australian Government’s State NRM Program, supported by Royalties for Regions, we are pleased to be able to present NRM community groups in the south coast region with guidance documents to assist compliance with the new Associations Incorporation Act 2015.

There are six documents in total. These are:

1. Constitution Guidance Checklist – a checklist to be used as guidance notes to complete a new constitution as required under the new Act.

2. Template Constitution for Incorporated Associations – a template constitution appropriate for NRM community groups with items highlighted in yellow that need to be completed or changed.

3. Ongoing Compliance Checklist for Associations Incorporation Act 2015 – a checklist which provides an overview of the regulatory requirements applicable to the day-to-day operation of incorporated associations under the Act.

4. Incorporated Associations Information Statement – a statement template from the Department for Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety website which needs to be submitted annually to the Commissioner within 6 months after the end of each financial year. (www.commerce.wa.gov.au/publications/information-statement-associations)

5. Balance Sheet Template – a financial statement template from the Australian Government’s Business website (www.business.gov.au). This is a snapshot of your business on a particular date and gives a good indication of the financial health of your business.

6. Profit and Loss Statement Template – a financial template from the Australian Government’s Business website (www.business.gov.au). This gives your group an indication of profit which can be recorded monthly, quarterly or yearly.

For more financial templates go to: https://www.business.gov.au/Info/Run/Finance-and-accounting/Accounting/Prepare-financial-reports-budgeting-and-forecasting

We encourage groups to use these documents for updating their constitution and ongoing compliance with the Associations Incorporation Act 2015. For further information please contact Letisha Newman, Regional Capacity Project Officer, South Coast NRM on 9845 8508 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Middle Pallinup Report 2017

Date Added: Thursday, 19 April 2018

This report, prepared for North Stirlings Pallinup Natural Resources by Steve and Geraldine Janicke, outlines the results of a detailed survey of the environmental condition of 43 kilometers of the Middle Pallinup River floodway. The Pallinup is a highly degraded river and the report rests its assertions and conclusions relative to this. The survey repeated an assessment that was made in the Spring of 2001 and added mapping of the environmental values as they were in 2017.

Project Dieback - Stories from the land

Project Dieback - Stories from the land

Date Added: Tuesday, 27 June 2017

A case study on best practice Phytophthora Dieback management in the iconic Lesueur Priority Protection Area. This real life scenario from Project Dieback shows the highs and lows of undertaking Dieback management and the ultimate rewards that can be achieved by overcoming setbacks through collaborative effort and remaining true to best practice.

Governance Guide

Date Added: Tuesday, 07 February 2017

For our community groups to continue to grow and deliver the great natural resource management work they do, there needs to be a solid foundation. Good governance provides that. This handbook is intended to help sub-regional groups across the South Coast NRM region critically assess and improve where necessary their governance practices.


The handbook will cover the following areas around governance:

  • Committee
  • Staff
  • Safety and Health
  • Contracts and project management
  • Legal and finances

It contains a range of templates, draft policies and procedures that can be adapted for use.


If there is something you think we should be including, please let us know. We will update this document as new information comes to hand.

Australasian Bittern

Australasian Bittern

Date Added: Monday, 19 October 2015

The Australasian Bittern - The Bunyip Bird

 

The Australasian Bittern (Botaurus poiciloptilus) is a large (66-76 cm) stocky, thick-necked heron with mottled buff and brown plumage. These shy and unobtrusive birds prefer vegetated freshwater wetlands with reeds, sedges and rushes. Their highly cryptic plumage and retiring habits make them difficult to detect — often it is only their calls which advertise their presence.

Check out attached flyer for more information on this endangered bird.  

Bringing Oysters Back to Oyster Harbour

Bringing Oysters Back to Oyster Harbour

Date Added: Friday, 09 October 2015

In a Western Australian first, The Nature Conservancy Australia (TNC) has partnered with The University of Western Australia, Recfishwest and South Coast Natural Resource Management Inc. (South Coast NRM) to restore lost shellfish
reefs in Oyster Harbour, Albany.

Native oyster reefs and mussel beds are nature’s water filters and provide homes and food for a huge range of marine life including many important fish species. Sadly, 85% of shellfish reefs have been lost worldwide, making it the most threatened marine habitat on earth.

Read more about this exciting project in the attached flier.

Code Off-road - Albany

Code Off-road - Albany

Date Added: Friday, 16 August 2013

Please click on the links below to download all related information.

Code Off-road - Denmark

Code Off-road - Denmark

Date Added: Friday, 16 August 2013

Download the Denmark version of Code Off-road here.

Community Engagement Handbook

Community Engagement Handbook

Date Added: Thursday, 20 August 2015

South Coast NRM has developed this Community Engagement
Protocol and Guidelines to help project officers across the region
engage with their communities effectively to:


1. Make joint decisions, and
2. Bring about positive behavior changes in natural resource
management.


The guidelines are not prescriptive, rather they provide prompts to
help people ask questions and think deeply before acting!
South Coast NRM expects all of its project officers and anyone
delivering projects funded by South Coast NRM to meet the highest standards.

The document and associated poster can be downloaded below.

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