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Welcome Nicole!

Nicole Harvey has commenced in the Corporate Support Officer role, based in our Albany office.  Nicole will be supervised working Tuesdays to Thursdays.
Welcome Nicole!

South Coast NRM presents The Noongar Family Field Trip video

The Noongar Family Field Trips have been going for over four years now. These trips provide an opportunity for Noongar people of all ages to get out on-country with the land managers. Due to changes to the Parks and Wildlife act that enable Aboriginal people to use national parks for customary activities, South Coast NRM recognised a need to act as a conduit between these two groups. This is the first step in the right direction of Joint Management of our parks between the Aboriginal community and government agency land managers. To promote this work a short video has been commissioned. Thank you to Green Man Media for their wonderful production.

Noongar Family Field Trip video

A partnership with South Coast NRM & Bush Heritage Australia – flora surveys uncover amazing diversity in the Fitz Stirling

Photo:  Meredith Spencer and Karen Herlihy from South Coast NRM with Angela Sanders from Bush Heritage Australia.  Credit:  Penni Hewett.

Since the first evaluation in 2012, flora and vegetation surveys have been carried out on the following reserves: Monjebup/Yarraweyah, Monjebup North, Red Moort and Chereninup. The importance of Bush Heritage reserves to conservation is highlighted by their differences in vegetation occurrence and distribution and also differences in species distribution. One reserve alone does not adequately conserve the vegetation at a local scale, let alone at a regional scale.
This is further highlighted by the very high plant species diversity, (currently just over 850 native taxa recorded), and knowledge that approximately one quarter of these taxa occur at range limits. Survey effort aside, some perspective on just how diverse the Bush Heritage reserves are can be gauged by comparison with Fitzgerald River National Park. The 850 taxa recorded across 3,637 ha of BHA reserves is 47% of the number of taxa recorded in the park, but in only a little over 1% of its area.
Meredith Spencer and Karen Herlihy, and many others, have provided invaluable assistance in achieving project goals, during this partnership project, part funded by South Coast NRM.

Winning the gorse battles at Lower King 

South Coast NRM implemented the Gorse Eradication Strategy for the South Coast NRM Region protecting 150 ha native vegetation from this invasive species. The project completed both initial control at five sites in the City of Albany, focusing on protecting waterways of the Yakamia Creek.

Many sites are under active control, receiving follow up treatment in an effort to prevent further spread. The chief successes include control of outliers at Menang Drive, three sites in Milpara and Lower King. A 25 ha infestation which has an established seed bank has been treated and followed up over the last 4 years, and is now showing signs of success, with only minor seedlings emerging, which can be easily controlled. This site, close to new housing at Elizabeth Street shows that a large mature infestation can be successfully managed, provided there is continuity of control effort. Further monitoring and control will be required in the future to maintain positive results.
Photo: Successful follow up control at the former “launch site” close to Elizabeth Street, Lower King. 
Current (May 2018) image of control and deaths at this site – image credit South Coast NRM.

LAST CHANCE for Assistance to develop media products!

Does your group need a promotional brochure to tell your community who you are and what you do? Do you have other media needs? Here is your opportunity to have this produced for FREE! Projects will need to be completed by early September.

As part of South Coast NRM’s project to Increase capability and resilience of the south coast NRM community we are pleased to offer this service to NRM community groups in the south coast region. If you are interested and would like some more information or to discuss eligibility please contact Regional Capacity Project Officer, Letisha Newman at South Coast NRM on 9845 8508 or

This project is supported by funding from the Western Australian Government’s State NRM program, supported by Royalties for Regions.

LAST CHANCE for Increasing Capacity Small Grants

Through the ‘Increasing capability and resilience of the South Coast NRM community’ project we are excited to provide small grants up to a maximum of $1,000 each to develop the skills of NRM community groups to improve governance, capability, resilience and/or longevity. The grants are open to all volunteers, members and project officers of NRM community groups within the South Coast NRM region. Activities could include a training course or attendance at a conference.
For all the details and to download an application form visit our website at

For further information please contact Letisha Newman at South Coast NRM on 9845 8508 or
This project is supported by funding from the Western Australian Government’s State NRM program, supported by Royalties for Regions.

Want help with the new Associations Incorporation Act?

Guidance documents to assist compliance with the new Associations Incorporation Act 2015 can be found on the South Coast NRM website at:

Reducing plastic and e-waste in our ecosystem

‘Reducing Plastics and e-Waste in our Ecosystem’ is being held at the Albany Entertainment Centre on 16 August from 5.30pm.
This is an exciting panel discussion featuring notable experts on the issues, and fits nicely with the state government’s recent ban on plastic bags, as well as several local outlets recently banning plastic bottled water and straws.
Tickets cost $10 and can be purchase at the AEC Box Office, or online:

2018 Community Stewardship Grants - last week!!!

Don't forget!  Applications close on 6 August 2018.  For more information, visit or contact the State NRM Program on 9368 3168.

WA Bird Symposium

To book your ticket visit:

Wilson Inlet Community Update Session

ifarmwell - online resource

An online tool kit to help farmers cope effectively with life’s challenges and get the most out of every day.

ifarmwell has been designed based on what Australian farmers have said they want and what research shows will help.

Visit to find out more.

Grants and funding opportunities

Grass Roots Fund – CBH Group

Community groups and organisations are able to seek financial assistance for events and projects which contribute to the health and vitality of their community through the latest round of funding from the CBH Group. Grants of up to $5,000 are available through application rounds in January, May and September. Information on criteria and how to apply is detailed here.


Check out our calendar of events for more information on events taking place across our region.

If you have an event you'd like included in the calendar of events, please email
Friday October 5
A Great Western Woodlands Moment

For further information about this event visit

If you would like something included in the next edition of e-news, please email Kylie.
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