Bringing bush back from brink
Jemma Donegan is one of a group of passionate, hard-working landholders trying to rebuild and preserve bushland in the Wheatbelt.
Living in the Mortlock catchment, the Goomalling farmer has helped elevate the region to the most proactive when it comes to feral animal control, planting trees and preserving remnant vegetation.
This time last year, Wheatbelt woodlands were officially listed as critically endangered under the Federal EPBC Act, having been characterised as being on the knife edge for biodiversity.
But farmers like Jemma and her husband, Shea Donegan, along with her brother, Darren, and his wife, Georgie Sadler, are helping to fight that trend.