Opportunity to make your property more sustainable through property planning program
04 December 2018
Western Local Land Services is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from landholders that want to participate in an upcoming property planning program that will assist in making their properties more sustainable.
The property planning program, which will use the Ecosystem Management Understanding (EMU) approach, will introduce landholders to the ecological management of landscapes by learning to recognise and read landscape processes, conditions and trends.
Essentially, participants in the EMU property planning program will be working towards on-ground solutions to achieving a sustainable pastoral enterprise.
Last year, Richard Wilson of ‘Yalda Downs’, a property 85 kilometres north of White Cliffs, attended the property planning program on behalf of his family Jed, Stacey and Shirley and he couldn’t speak highly enough of the value of the program to his property.
“The work that was carried out did wonders toward the restoration of areas that had suffered from erosion,” Mr Wilson said.
“Through diversion banks and contour furrowing on the adjacent slope we were able to rejuvenate a perched floodplain which will have real long term benefits.
“We found the entire program to be really valuable for our enterprise and it is something we would highly recommend other landholders look into.”
EOIs are due by Friday, 21 December 2018. The guidelines and EOI forms can be found here.
For further information contact your nearest Western Local Land Services office on 1300 795 299 or Western Local Land Services Rangeland Rehabilitation Officer, Paul Theakston on (02) 6836 1575.
For further information on the EMU approach click here.
This project is supported by Western Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
Media contact: Charlie Whiteley, Western Local Land Services, 0428 679 974.