LATEST NEWS

all the latest natural resource management news from across the South Coast region

BOOST FOR ENVIRONMENTAL VOLUNTEERISM

An exciting new partnership between South Coast Natural Resource Management and Lotterywest was launched on Wednesday 13th April, with funding set to shine a spotlight on environmental volunteering across the South Coast region.  Lake Seppings, a location which has...

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NEW HOPE FOR THE ICONIC CARNABY’S BLACK COCKATOO

Recovery actions across twelve private properties located in the South Coast region have been successful in boosting the population of endangered Carnaby’s black cockatoo. Through a project funded by the Australian Government Environmental Restoration Fund, South...

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IMPROVEMENTS FLOWING ON YAKAMIA CREEK

In an exciting first for the region, South Coast Natural Resource Management and the City of Albany are partnering with Minderoo Foundation, the South Coast Environment Fund, and the State Governments Healthy Estuaries program to repair a highly degraded, culturally...

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CULTURAL BURN ON COUNTRY AT BALLOGUP

On 6th May 2022 and with perfect autumn conditions, Noongar Elders and family members of the Albany Heritage Reference Group Aboriginal Corporation conducted a cool burn, on Country at Ballogup. The burn was to prepare the ground for native revegetation which will...

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REGIONAL DROUGHT RESILIENCE ON NOONGAR BOODJA

Kaya, South Coast NRM has teamed up with the great people at Keogh Bay and Gillamii, to ensure that the Indigenous community have the opportunity to contribute to the Regional Drought Resilience Plan for the Great Southern region. The Regional Drought Resilience Plan,...

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SUPPORT FOR SOUTH COAST THREATENED FLORA

Three threatened plants restricted to a few mountain tops in the iconic Stirling Range National Park are set to receive additional protection and recovery assistance from the impacts of bushfires. Banksia montana (Stirling Range Dryandra), Andersonia axilliflora...

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REGIONAL DROUGHT RESILIENCE PLANNING

South Coast NRM have been assisting with community engagement across the Great Southern, through the Regional Drought Resilience project managed by the Great Southern Development Commission. This project has been funded by the Australian Department of Agriculture,...

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THREATENED SPECIES ARTWORK COMPETITION

Sharpen your pencils, clean off those paintbrushes and dust your camera lens, South Coast NRM are super excited to announce the launch of our Threatened Species Artwork Competition! With various age categories and mediums (colouring in, original artwork and...

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WONDERFUL WETLANDS A SUCCESS

Esperance has internationally recognised wetlands listed under the Ramsar Convention, namely Lake Warden and Lake Gore. Lake Wheatfield is a lesser known lake that is part of the Lake Warden catchment and supports a rich diversity of shorebirds. Esperance families and...

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WONDERFUL WETLANDS: SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Our beaches are world-class. And so are our wetlands! Lake Warden and Lake Gore are Esperance wetlands listed under the Ramsar Convention, which recognises water bodies of international significance. Both these lakes, and the smaller lakes within their catchment, are...

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WATERWAYS – LOVE STORIES OF PLACE

Do you and your family have a story of spending time at a local waterway? Denmark Arts will be recording stories of people’s connection to Denmark Waterways (and surrounds) over the month of April.   These stories will be made into short five minute films that...

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QUICK GRANTS GIVE A BOOST TO YOUNG PEOPLE IN NEED

Disadvantaged youth in the Great Southern will get some added support with the announcement of the Quick Grants initiative from Youth Great Southern.  Applications open tomorrow for grants ranging from $10,000 – $20,000 for projects which support and empower those...

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WELCOMING TWO NEW MEMBERS TO THE ESPERANCE TEAM!

Joining the South Coast NRM team while Claudia Magana is on maternity leave, Kelsey Tucker and Dorothy Henderson will be working together to deliver our protecting Lake Warden and Lake Gore Ramsar wetlands.  Kelsey has a background in botany, with a Bachelor of...

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SOUTH COAST REGION ENVIRONMENT IMPROVEMENT 2021

In the recently released Australia’s Environment Report, our region’s environmental condition has increased!  The Australia’s Environment Report is produced each calendar year by the Australian National University (ANU) with support from the Terrestrial Ecosystem...

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DR.SAT PROVIDES MORE TOOLS TO CREATE A THRIVING FUTURE

The Drought Resilience Self-Assessment Tool – DR.SAT was launched by the Future Drought Fund to give farmers more options to thrive despite drought and a changing climate.  Check out this great self assessment tool that provides:  The ability to input details about...

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