Optimise the Sustainability of Commercial Fishers
This report involved the application of an EMS for the Western Australian green and brownlip Abalone Fishery, building on an existing coastal clean-up of flotsam and jetsam from the Recherche Archipelago, the review of an EMS for the South Coast Estuarine Finfish Fishery and the development and implementation of an environmental code of practice for the WA Salmon Managed Fishery.
Overview of Biodiversity Values and Threats in the South Coast Region
Information compiled in this report was current as of December 2010. Further details and updates can be obtained from www.dpaw.wa.gov.au
Prioritising Ecological Restoration using Property Assessments
This report assisted with the development and application of a methodology for prioritising property assessments for ecological restoration and connectivity links: Gondwana Link Forests to Stirlings.
Ravensthorpe Area Regional Capacity Engagement report
This project aimed to increase the understanding and involvement of the community in sustainable natural resource management and to evaluate how their engagement could translate into meaningful long term practice change.
Ravensthorpe was one of the areas addressed by this project which was delivered through the Ravensthorpe Agricultural Initiative Network (RAIN).
Regional Salinity Hazard Assessment on Priority Biodiversity Assets
Dryland salinity is a major threatening process in the South Coast NRM region. The causes of salinity and the impacts on agriculture are relatively well understood, but until recent years there has been limited focus on how salinity may affect the health of native plants, vegetation communities or interrelated ecosystem processes (Cramer and Hobbs 2002). The South Coast NRM Inc. therefore identified a need to assess the potential impacts of salinity on priority biodiversity assets of the region.
South West Wetlands Monitoring Program 1977 - 2012
This report presents data collected from 1977–2012 for the South West Wetlands Monitoring Program (SWWMP) conducted by the WA Department of Parks and Wildlife. Since 1997 this program has been funded under the WA Salinity Action Plan / Salinity Strategy as updated by the government’s response to the Salinity Taskforce report.
In recent times SWWMP has become increasingly significant in the context of climate change. Rainfall is declining over much of the south-west and this is affecting many wetlands.
Southern Shores final report
This project assisted with the delivery of community projects through the Southern Incentives/Southern Shores Coastal devolved grant and assisted with increasing community engagement and incentives for on-ground work in coastal, water and marine environs.
Sustainable Farm Practices in the Oyster Harbour Catchment
This final report is for project 11SC-C117 which aimed at delivering effective community on-ground support, communication and capacity building within the Oyster Harbour Catchment to influence the practices of land managers, recreational users and the general community.