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December 2015  
Dear <<First Name>>

As we wrap up the year, we extend a big thank you to all our partner organisations, consultants and individuals who are dedicated, as we are, to the protection and enhancement of the WA rangelands. 

Our Annual Report for 2014–15 highlights achievements including advancing the concept of landscape-scale projects, rangelands-wide approaches to fire, indigenous land management, carbon awareness and sustainable pastoralism. 

Best wishes for the festive season to you all.

The Communications Team.

Rangelands NRM 2014–15 Annual Report published


This year, for sustainability, we present our annual report in digital formats only. [Read it here]  

Survey to shed light on Pilbara aquatic fauna


A biological survey of claypans in the Fortescue catchment is unveiling information about rare aquatic invertebrates, found nowhere else in the world.

The survey, funded by Pilbara Corridors through the Australian Government, is addressing gaps in ecosystem knowledge of the catchment.  
[Read more]
 

Ramsar-listed Roebuck Bay receive further support


Rangelands NRM has signed a new agreement to continue partnering with the Roebuck Bay Working Group (RBWG) to raise community awareness and engagement in activities aimed at reducing the negative impacts on the Ramsar-listed Roebuck Bay near Broome in the Kimberley. [Read more]
 

Martu women teaching and learning plant knowledge at bush camp


Forty two Martu women from Jigalong, Parnngurr and Punmu communities in the Pilbara came together at a five-day camp in earlier this year to teach and learn about local plants that are edible and medicinal.  [Read more]
 

Bunuba weed project inspires poetry


Neil Hamaguchi of Environs Kimberley penned a poem about the work of Bunuba Rangers to control weeds and protect the habitat of the Purple-crowned fairy wren in Bunuba Country in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. [Read more]
 

Improving the perennial pasture feed base in the Southern Rangelands


Station managers at Austin Downs, near Cue in the Murchison region and Carey Downs in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia are running a project demonstrating different grazing intensities and resting periods and how they affect the survival of perennial ground-cover plants (PGP) through dry seasons.  [Read more]

New marine park rangers to help manage Nyangumarta Country


The Nyangumarta Rangers took a step closer to managing their own futures this month with the appointment of a new Ranger Coordinator and two Rangers began employment managing the Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.  [Read more]

Rangelands NRM welcomes new Regional Landcare Facilitator

This month we welcome Kane Watson as Regional Landcare Facilitator, taking over from Mary-Anne Cunies-Ross as she takes maternity leave. [More about Kane
 
Events
  • 1112 February 2016 -  Indigenous Peoples and Saltwater/Freshwater Governance for a Sustainable Future workshop, Hobart. [More info]
  • July 2016 - International Rangeland Congress, Canada. Papers by 29 Feb 2016 [More info]
Grants
  • Volunteer groups involved in caring for Western Australia's natural resources can now apply for grants to grow their capability through the State Natural Resource Management (NRM) program. Community Capability Grant applications are open until Monday 18 January 2016 for large projects (grants above $10,000) and Monday 30 May 2016 for small projects (grants up to $10,000) [More info
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