Find out what’s been happening in the rangelands by reading our November 2012 eNews.
- Opportunity for on-farm carbon farmingdemonstrations
There is an opportunity coming up for a carbon farming demonstration and we are looking for experessions of interest from groups of pastoralists who might liketo get involved. The demonstration will involve carbon measurements in selected areas, and the impacts of management changes on carbon. Groups will be contacted directly, but if interested parties would like to feed back in the meantime, then please contact Jane Bradley.
Update on Regional Workshops
We’ve now completed eight of the regionalplanning workshops with three more to go (Carnarvon, Cobra and the Desert Rangelands). The workshops have been attended by a wide range of stakeholder representatives who have good on-ground knowledge of the environment assets in their area, including pastoralists, government agencies, NGOs, Traditional Owner groups, local governments, landcare groups and development commissions.To date, approximately 271 assets have been nominated, ranging from wetlands and individual species like the Gouldian finch to productive land systems. Assets can be nominated at any time throughout the process and beyond using the asset nomination form available here or through Rangelands NRM.
- Trials measure carbon in soil and plants
- WA pastoralists learn to de-stress stock to increase productivity
- New land management trials for Kimberley pastoralists
- Roebuck Bay Working Group in running for State award
- New ranger partnership in the Pilbara
- Regional fire forum planned for Rangelands
- Intensive work controls Mesquite on Nicholson Station