In the Western Desert of Western Australia, the Martu Ranger group will deliver crucial environmental services across two million hectares.
In this region are seven known threatened animal species listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. This Working on Country project aims to protect and conserve as many threatened species as possible.
Given the Canning Stock Route passes through the region enabling tourist access, the rangers' work includes tourism management.
Improved soil condition through improved total grazing management across 506 000ha of WA pastoral land will be achieved. This follows renewed interest by pastoralists wanting to implement their Ecologically Sustainable Rangelands Management plans since the break of a seven-year drought. This will be supported by Bestprac-style Action Learning Groups. (Text from Caring for our Country funding – accessed 23 February 2012)
People involved: Rangelands NRM Co-ordinating Group
This project seeks to increase native habitat in WA's Western Desert by significantly extending appropriate fire regimes across two native title determinations. Fire management workshops will engage communities to integrate traditional ecological knowledge with contemporary practice. (Text from Caring for our Country funding - accessed 21 February 2012)
People involved: Rangelands NRM Co-ordinating Group Inc.