10072: Plans to action: on-ground funding for the Blackwood

    Blackwood River. Courtesy Blackwood Basin Group
    Blackwood River. Courtesy Blackwood Basin Group

    The Blackwood River region plays a key role in providing the south-west of WA with environmental, tourism and recreational values.

    The health of the river has continued to decline due to historic widespread clearing in the catchment and land use change. Native bushland has been diminished to remnant reserves and stands, and local- often endemic-fauna numbers are decreasing.

    It is important that landholders implement on-ground actions to ameliorate their land-use impacts and conserve or improve the biodiversity, water quality and public asset values of the river.

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project will support landholders to mitigate their land-use impacts on the environment and wider Blackwood catchment. These works will be guided by individual management plans focused on improving soil health.

    A one-day information workshop will be held to:

    • provide landholders with funding information
    • assist them in developing their property management plan
    • provide support through the application development process.
    Investment: $ 50 000
    Delivery organisation: Blackwood Basin Group
    Project duration: July 2011 - December 2012
    Location: Middle Blackwood catchment, which includes shires of Kojonup, Boyup Brook and Bridgetown

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