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    11055: Addressing Salinity in the Dinninup Catchment

    Dinninup Catchment is part of the Blackwood River Basin, approximately 18 km north of Boyup Brook. Courtesy Felicity Willett, Blackwood Basin Group.
    Dinninup Catchment is part of the Blackwood River Basin, approximately 18 km north of Boyup Brook. Courtesy Felicity Willett, Blackwood Basin Group.

    The Dinninup Catchment is an area of prime agricultural land currently facing the threat of salinity.

    This project will work with landholders to implement recommendations outlined in the Dinninup Catchment Salinity Action Plan (2008) to manage salt-affected land and in-stream salinity, and mitigate the further spread of salinity.

    Investment will be targeted at the northern sub-catchment, which contributes higher levels of salt to the Dinninup Brook and subsequently the Blackwood River.

    This project will:

    • develop action management plans to address priority degraded areas with participating landholders
    • fence and revegetate salt-affected land, particularly in the riparian area
    • increase landholder knowledge and ability to monitor and manage salinity

    By increasing landholder capacity this project will assist in achieving catchment scale change through integrated land management practices.

    Investment: $ 50 000
    Delivery organisation: Blackwood Basin Group
    Project duration: March 2012 - June 2013
    Location: Dinninup Catchment is located in the Blackwood River Basin approximately 18 km north of Boyup Brook
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