Restoring the Eucalypt Woodlands of the WA Wheatbelt

Jarna Kendle
Biodiversity Program Coordinator
(08) 9938 0108
0477 177 164

The Eucalypt Woodlands of the Western Australian Wheatbelt are a critically endangered Threatened Ecological Community (TEC). This project supports landholders in recognising, protecting, and restoring these iconic woodlands within the Northern Agricultural Region.

The Eucalypt Woodlands of the WA Wheatbelt are foundational ecosystems, home to a range of threatened flora and fauna species. This project aims to survey, restore, protect, and repair remnant patches of the Eucalypt Woodlands, which face pressures from historic clearing and highly modified agricultural landscape. The actions and efforts involved will benefit the conservation of not only the Eucalypt woodlands, but also the many species who rely on it. A key priority associated with this project and its outcomes is the conservation of the Scaly-butt Mallee, Eucalyptus leprophloia, a species at high risk of extinction in our region.

Identified threats to the Eucalypt woodlands of the WA Wheatbelt include altered hydrology, intensified land use, and habitat loss through land clearing and fragmentation. The implementation of varying methods, include landholder incentives to improve woodland condition, on ground flora surveying, and mapping will help to address and combat these threats.

Effective engagement and collaboration with the community, First Nations people and key stakeholders throughout this project will help to improve connectivity, raise awareness around this TEC, and address key threatening processes.

For more information, please contact NACC NRM’s Biodiversity Program Coordinator.

Jarna KendleE jarna.kendle@nacc.com.au | (08) 9938 0108 | 0477 177 164

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