The successful State Natural Resource Management Program WA 2018 Community Stewardship Grant projects have been announced. And in such a competitive round NACC is delighted to see so many fantastic projects funded within the region and across the state.
More than 250 applications valued at over $42 million were received, highlighting the ongoing commitment of the WA community to the conservation, rehabilitation and regenerative use of Western Australia’s natural resources.
After what must have been a tough selection process 111 community projects were successful with projects to the value of $7.75 million.
NACC was successful in receiving two community stewardship programs projects and will also host one other project.
- Yamaji Women Learning On Country Stage 1: This exciting project will partner with local Traditional Owners and support the integration of traditional ecological knowledge into contemporary natural resource management.
- RedCard Community Based feral control across the NAR: This community based activity will support grass-roots participation to undertake feral vertebrate control programs at key times of the year in the context of a larger coordinated program.
- Geraldton Herbarium Flora Identification Workshops and Field Trips: NACC will support the Geraldton Herbarium Group to organise field work and workshops focusing on building flora identification skills. The project will also include provision of technical support and training in data entry of plant specimen records.
Other successful project in the Northern Agricultural Region include weed control, wetland revegetation, coastal track care, and fire research for bushland restoration.
The NACC Team wishes to congratulate all successful applicants and has been advised that the next round of Community Stewardship Grants will open later this year.
The full list of successful projects can be found at http://www.nrm.wa.gov.au/media/295768/2018_csg_list_of_projects_final.pdf