Supporting the Moore River Catchment Area

Sermon: Past Projects

SNRMO – A17122 Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo conservation in the Moore catchment

SNRMO – A17122 Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo conservation in the Moore catchment

Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) are endemic to WA but are rapidly in decline with total population estimates to be less than 60,000.

The Moore River Catchment has 7 of the 23 designated Important Bird Areas (IBAs) that support Carnaby’s. Past and continuing clearing of Carnaby’s breeding and forage habitat is threatening their future survival.

This project aims to raise the Carnaby’s population through increasing and protecting breeding and priority forage habitat, and installing artificial breeding nests.

Community will be engaged through Carnaby’s monitoring. The project will appoint a local Working on Country Yued works crew.

Key Achievements

• Protected 11ha Moore native Carnaby’s forage habitat on one farms through 2km of fencing;
• Created 11ha of new forage and breeding habitat in the southern Moore catchment (forage species: Swan coastal sandplain Important Bird Area (IBA) for Carnaby’s, and breeding species: Moora IBA for Carnaby’s) using 11,000 native seedlings planted on 11 properties;
• 5 new artificial nesting hollows installed at the Gillingarra Town reserve;
• New Public information brochure for planting Carnaby’s forage habitat produced for Shire of Gingin;
• 10 films of Carnaby’s breeding activity and artificial nest installation for social media;
• Using pole camera and remote camera trap cameras to monitor Carnaby nest activity. Information fed to Birdlife Australia, and in wider promotion of Carnaby’s and planning of future projects.

 

     

Amount Funded – $40,000

Co-contribution – $61,370

Project Value – $101,370

SNRMO – A17079 Conserving and enhancing the Moore’s natural biodiversity assets Stage 3

SNRMO – A17079 Conserving and enhancing the Moore’s natural biodiversity assets Stage 3

Project Summary: 

This project will create, protect and connect up native vegetation in the Moore River catchment located on four farms.

The project will actively involve the local Aboriginal Yued community to Work on Country and help conserve the Mia Moon reserve.

Primary school children will be engaged and inspired about the Moore River catchment’s ecology and Traditional heritage through Aboriginal culture and fauna events.

The wider community will be engaged and informed through new Mia Moon reserve signage, a wildflower walk, roadside vegetation clearing seminars, and online interviews with landcare
champions.

Key Achievements

• Revegetating degraded land on 2 farms with 7.5ha of local native vegetation;
• Conservation of the Mia Moon nature reserve through protection bollards and visitors signage showcasing ecology of reserve;
• Engagement of Aboriginal Yued Works crew to Work on Country;

Community engagement activities included:

• Mia Moon reserve interpretive walk to raise awareness of native flora, reserve history and Aboriginal culture;
• Traditional Aboriginal knowledge sharing with Noongar culture event and activities through Bindi Bindi Dreaming with Lancelin and Calingiri Primary schools
• Bat box making and night stalk event with batman Joe Tonga at Calingiri Primary school;
• Importance of roadside vegetation information session with esteemed ecologist Eddy Wajon at The Last Stand event seminar;

Graham Johnson fences of remnant bushland
Phil Barrett-Lennard and his new strategically planted native revegetation
Mia Moon reserve wildflower walk 10.09.2019
Eddy Wajon speaks about roadside vegetation at The Last Stand 05.09.2018

Amount Funded – $45,000

Co-contributions – $95,112

Project Value – $140,112

 

NLP 20MTR3-70 Carnaby’s habitat in the Moore Catchment

NLP 20MTR3-70 Carnaby’s habitat in the Moore Catchment

Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) are endemic to WA but are rapidly in decline with total population estimates to be less than 60,000.

The Moore River Catchment has 7 of the 23 designated Important Bird Areas (IBAs) that support Carnaby’s.

Unfortunately past and continuing clearing of Carnaby’s breeding and forage habitat is threatening their future survival.

This project aims to increase Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo numbers through increasing and connecting priority breeding and forage Swan Banksia woodland and Wheatbelt Eucalypt woodland habitat. Planting will take place at 7 sites on 5 farms, and include engaging a local Working on Country Yued planting team.

Cudoralcarra lake rehabilitation progress March 2020

Amount Funded – $100,000.00

Project Value –

NACC 1815-06C-04 Guilderton Pyp Grass Management works program stage 2

NACC 1815-06C-04 Guilderton Pyp Grass Management works program stage 2

Sections of the primary dune system located at Guilderton are currently being degraded by infestations of Pyp grass and the biodiversity of surrounding vegetation is being undermined as a result of the spread of this invasive weed.

A Management Plan (see NACC Management Agreement 1615-06C-01) was developed to guide control of Pyp Grass within the town site of Guilderton. Baseline assessment has determined the location and extent of Pyp Grass and comprehensive mapping of the weed has been undertaken for the township of Guilderton.

This Agreement will implement Pyp grass management works identified in the Guilderton Pyp Grass Management Plan and require the Delivery Organisation to:

  •  Tender the on-ground works component to engage suitably qualified and experienced personnel to carry out works and set up of vegetation monitoring quadrats Autumn 2018 (Stage 2);
  • Manage on-ground activity Autumn 2018;
  • Liaise with land managers to confirm timing of on-ground work;
  • Produce digital mapping of treated areas
  • Undertake biannual monitoring (April) at Photomon points established in Stage 1 with community members
  • Final report
SNRMO – CCGL15456 Improving natural resource management capability in the Moore River Catchment

SNRMO – CCGL15456 Improving natural resource management capability in the Moore River Catchment

Project Summary: 

This project will provide MCC with the resources to carry-out its aim by improving the organisation’s governance, leadership and information sharing capability. MCC will equip community volunteers with skills, knowledge and inspiration to carry out NRM activities through a combination of workshops/field days, peer learning, and new information resources.

Project Achievements

This project will allow the Moore Catchment Council (MCC) to improve their governance and management performance, and support local volunteers to improve their capability to undertake NRM activities in the Moore River catchment. This project has been designed to achieve all the outcomes outlined in the 2.5 year time frame. The activities have been carefully planned to suit the needs of the MCC at this time, and also what is needed in the way of NRM capacity building in the Moore catchment.
This project will:
– Improve NRM decision making by creating new information resources including an easy-to-use native revegetation guide aimed at Moore landholders, and a NRM advice pack for Shires to highlight important ecological information and help with decision making for future progress.
– Promote better engagement in NRM in the Moore catchment by employing 1.1fteq NRM Officers to coordinate project activities, and encourage community involvement through widespread promotion and also attendance of community NRM groups meetings in the Moore region.
– Improve MCC’s governance and management through having a Moora office, employing an EO, and organising governance training, seeking funding/sponsorship training for a more sustainable funding future, and media marketing for increased reach within the community workshop for the MCC committee/staff and other local non-profit groups.
– Increase sharing of information by creating a new MCC website with easy-to-access information, collate/e-send/print a quarterly newsletter to members and community networks, and create new interpretive signage for Shire reserves; review previous State NRM projects to document progress, lessons learned, and share land managers opinions of projects via video interviews.
– Encourage a long term partnership with the local Yued Aboriginal community through formulating a Yued NRM Advisory group to meet at regular intervals. This group can plan the activities in this project and also document/plan other projects that interest the group. MCC will work with Yued group and Central Midlands Senior High School (CMSHS) to to engage Yued youth through the construction of an Aboriginal wetland garden. MCC will also share Yued knowledge through bush food/ medicine workshops, creation of a Yued ecological booklet and bus trips to Yued ecological sites (Mogumber).

Amount Funded – $210,000.00

Project Value –

Native revegetation guide for the Moore River Catchment

NACC – Rehabilitating the North Guilderton dunes 2017-18

NACC – Rehabilitating the North Guilderton dunes 2017-18

NACC – CCGP18-03

Project Summary:  

This project will continue the remediation of the north dunes at Guilderton. The 22ha area of fragile dunes was fenced off from vehicles in 2014 and a
walk trail formalised. Remediation works started on the degraded tracks in 2015 with a successful community planting and weed pull event in June 2015
partnering the Guilderton Community Association and the 4WD Club of WA funded through the State NRM Program. Subsequent community planting
days were funded through NACC in 2016 and 2017. This collaboration with all groups ensured good volunteer attendance for the planting day. More
planting is needed to fill in the remaining bare degraded tracks. This year the project will extend to the Pyp grass sprayed area at the south end.
This project will build on works done previous to achieve the goal of restoring this area to its natural state.

 

Project Activities:

This project will:

• Revegetate 1.5ha of degraded tracks and Pyp grass sprayed area using 1,500 local provenance native plants suitable for the project;
• Partner the Guilderton Community Association and 4WD Club of WA to organise and run a community planting and weeding event in June 2018.
Project duration: 1st November 2017 to 30th June 2018

Amount Funded – $6,366.25

Project Value – $26,615

NLP – 0647: Moore Knowledge and Opportunities: Review and Share Learnings from Ten Years of Sustainable Agriculture Projects

NLP – 0647: Moore Knowledge and Opportunities: Review and Share Learnings from Ten Years of Sustainable Agriculture Projects

Project Activities: 

This project will review sustainable agriculture projects managed by Moore Catchment Council on farms over the past decade, and assess the achievements and key learning from these projects. Over 100 project sites will be evaluated as part of this project, with the information gathered extended to farmers in the regions through a range of activities including surveys, video interviews and the establishment of demonstration sites.

Amount Funded – $49,695.45

Project Value – $102,965.00

Report:

The Moore Review Project 2017

Case Study

Collage of project farmers

Case Study

Video’s:

Moore Sustainable agriculture landcare projects 2006-2016

 

Ian McGillivray

Tony Ruse

Les Crane

Neil Pearse

John Isbister

David Glasfurd

 

MLA – B FDP 0030: Moora Miling – Whole farm profit of grazing crops

MLA – B FDP 0030: Moora Miling – Whole farm profit of grazing crops

 

Project Activities: 

An evaluation of the benefits to sheep production systems of using crops as a feed source will take place in the Moora region of Western Australia. This will occur through examining the value of time taken in sowing the crop, the benefits to pasture growth of deferring grazing and the yield penalties incurred as a result of grazing the crops.

This project forms part of MLAs Producer Research Site program that is part of the southern Feedbase Investment Plan. In particular, this project supports the MLA-funded project B.GSM.0008 – Step changes in meat production systems from dual-purpose crops in the feedbase.

Amount Funded – $69,500.00

Project Value – $

NLP 20MTR2-176: Increasing breeding habitat for Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo in the Moore Catchment

NLP 20MTR2-176: Increasing breeding habitat for Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo in the Moore Catchment

 

Project Activities: 

By 30 June 2018 the project will establish 27,000 trees (plants above 2 metres when mature) and 9,000 understorey plants (species below 2 metres when mature) across various sites spanning 36 hectares within the Moore River Catchment to increase and connect breeding and priority forage habitat for Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo.

Amount Funded – $69,575.00

Project Value –