Supporting the Moore River Catchment Area

Sermon: Asset Protection

Facilitating community stewardship of Moore River catchment natural assets

Facilitating community stewardship of Moore River catchment natural assets

SNRMP 22064

This project will support 3 Moore catchment landholders to protect & restore 130ha of
farmland and coastal dunes which will result in extending the WA Eucalypt Woodland TEC &
Guilderton coastal dune biodiversity, plus protect Swan Banksia Woodland TEC and habitat
for endangered Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo.
Road reserve assessments will be carried out to gauge native vegetation health.
MCC will engage with community, local school children, and Yued community by offering
hands-on interesting NRM activities & Yued culture sharing opportunities including planting
days, weekend bioblitz, artificial nestbox making, Working on Country opportunities, native
bird talks and The Last Stand event.

On-ground activities:
•Directly engage 4 land managers;
•Restore 10ha of critically endangered Wheatbelt Eucalypt woodland along 2 creeks on 1
farm ;
•Fence and protect 112 ha of critically endangered Swan Banksia woodland on 1 farm which
is forage habitat for endangered Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos;
•Rehabilitate 0.6ha of degraded coastal dune habitat in Guilderton on Shire land.
Monitoring activities:
•Monitor 3 sites through photo (ground & drone) monitoring. Share findings with public via
social media.
Research and Assessment:
•Conduct assessment of Shire of Moora roadside reserves to compare with Roadside
Conservation Committee survey carried out in 2014. Create and share
1 report of findings and recommendations.
Community upskilling and involvement:
•Run 2 nestbox building activities with Moora Primary students and Moora community to encourage active NRM participation

•Run 1 citizen science weekend Bioblitz activity at Regans Ford featuring flora, birds,

hollows, insects surveying, and cultural learning opportunities with local Yued ;
•Run 1 community planting day activity in Guilderton to rehabilitate degraded coastal
•Run 3 community birds awareness information events to increase community and school
children’s knowledge on local birds and issues.
Aboriginal engagement and culture sharing:
•Engage local Yued Elders to take part in Bioblitz event with Welcome and cultural story
telling to help share local Aboriginal heritage;
•Engage local Yued Working on Country crew in carrying out native revegetation activities
at Mt Yule farm.
•Promotion of all activities through social media and local newspapers.


SNRMP 22064 funding $110,511

Co-contributions  $269,596

Total funding $380,107

Volunteers 1209

Encouraging community stewardship of Moore River Catchment Natural assets

Encouraging community stewardship of Moore River Catchment Natural assets

SNRMP 21099

This project will support 7 landholders to restore 61ha of degraded farmland and protect
73ha of Eucalypt woodland which will result in extending the WA Eucalypt Woodland
Threatened Ecological Community, and create forage and breeding habitat for Carnaby’s
Black Cockatoo and Malleefowl. Assessment will be carried out on Cyclone Seroja’s damage
to the catchment’s natural assets. Salmon Gum natural regeneration limitations will
be investigated. MCC will engage with the community, local school children, and Yued
community by offering hands-on activities to learn biodiversity conservation knowledge and

On-ground activities to include:
-MCC will directly engage 7 land managers to carry out biodiversity conservation activities
on their land. Activities will include fencing off and protecting critically endangered remnant
Wheatbelt Eucalypt woodland, and restoring Wheatbelt Eucalypt through revegetation and
fencing activities.
Monitoring activities:
– Monitoring of revegetation and fencing activities to gauge success of activities;
– Installation and monitoring of wildlife camera traps to assess wildlife present at project
Research and Assessment:
– Conduct assessment and compiled recommendations report of Cyclone Seroja damaged
natural assets in north end of catchment;
– Research Salmon Gum (Eucalyptus salmonophloia) natural regeneration limitations in the
catchment through consultation with leading Eucalypt woodland advisors, local landholders,
Aboriginal community and literature; Create recommendations report of techniques to
encourage Salmon Gum natural regeneration
Community upskilling and involvement:
-Children are the future landcarers, so this project will work with Central Midlands High
School to help impress conservation knowledge and skills through practical and informative
activities. Subjects will include native flora ID, Carnaby’s cockatoo, and collecting,
processing and planting native seedlings.
-The project will engage the Aboriginal community to provide paid opportunity to work on
country through seed collecting and planting activities.
– Community to view revegetation projects on Explore Moore biodiversity bus tour of
catchment to encourage stewardship of local natural assets
– Promotion of all activities through social media, local newspapers and a short online video
to showcase project activities and to encourage more involvement with conservation of the
catchment’s natural assets;

SNRMP funding $150,322

Co-Contributions $239,471

Total Cost $389,793

Volunteers 147