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    10056: Protection and enhancement of remnant bushland and addressing soil erosion with windbreaks and perennial pastures Wongutha CAPS

    Paperbark wetland will be fenced to exclude stock as part of this project. This unique habitat is home to a population of quenda (bandicoots). Courtesy Southern Agricultural Indigenous Landholder Services
    Paperbark wetland will be fenced to exclude stock as part of this project. This unique habitat is home to a population of quenda (bandicoots). Courtesy Southern Agricultural Indigenous Landholder Services

    Wongutha Christian Aboriginal Parent-directed School (CAPS), a school for Aboriginal youth, aims to improve their properties to ensure environmental and economic sustainability in the long term.

    Rehabilitation activities to reverse the effects of erosion, salinity and loss of biodiversity have been carried out over the past few years.

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project will continue the work by fencing off native vegetation, revegetating pockets of bare land and improving surface drainage. Perennial pastures and strategic windbreaks will also be planted to control salinity and soil erosion.

    Overall, the project will create pockets for biodiversity that can act as fauna 'stepping stones' while combating erosion and salinity, and managing surface water on the sandy soils.

    Students of Wongutha CAPS will be involved in the classroom and on the ground to learn about resource management and to improve their skills as part of this project.

    Investment: $ 23 000
    Delivery organisation: Wongutha CAPS Development Trust
    Project duration: October 2011 - December 2013
    Location: Wongutha CAPS Farms, Lake Gore catchment and Mortijinup Lake sub-catchment, 22 km north of Esperance
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