Eyre projects showcased

NRM: Fred Pickett and David Farlam presented on growing Aboriginal involvement in natural resources management at the State Landcare Conference.

NRM: Fred Pickett and David Farlam presented on growing Aboriginal involvement in natural resources management at the State Landcare Conference.

Eight Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula staff are presenting at the State Landcare Conference in Clare this week.

They are showcasing a range of successful natural resources management (NRM) projects such as Eyre Peninsula’s Aboriginal partnerships in NRM, the WildEyre conservation through collaboration project, women in sustainable agriculture enterprises and an ever-increasing network of local citizen scientists making important biological observations on Eyre Peninsula.

Sustainable agriculture officer Mary Crawford said sharing knowledge across regional boundaries was critical to drive continual improvement and showcase positive changes in the community.

“David Pearson from Cockaleechie Landcare Group and I will present the Restoring soil pH through farming acid soils champions story and highlight the success of this program, a doubling of lime sales on Eyre Peninsula in the last 12 months,” Ms Crawford said.

“More than 1000 hectares have been mapped by 16 landholders in partnerships between the Lower Eyre Agricultural Development Association, Cockaleechie Landcare Group and Rural Solutions SA.”

The Understanding Crop Production for Women presentation by Megan Low will outline the 12-month programs tailored for women to have a better understanding of cereal production.

“This series of workshops has expanded across Eyre Peninsula, with support from local businesses and agronomists, researchers, machinery dealers and farmers, many of whom give their time freely,” Ms Crawford said.

This series of workshops has expanded across Eyre Peninsula, with support from local businesses and agronomists, researchers, machinery dealers and farmers, many of whom give their time freely,” Mary said.

Aboriginal Partnerships Team David Farlam, Fred Pickett and Archie Saunders will present two posters on the work done in partnership with the Green Army, WildEyre, Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation, Far West Coast Aboriginal Corporation and Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula.

“There’s good work to be shared, including the re-establishment of Australian Sandalwood, 20 Million trees revegetation projects through to thousands of hectares of aerial boxthorn control via helicopter and ground crew, stone masonry work at Donington Cottage in Lincoln National Park and seasonal calendar production at the Far West Aboriginal Women’s Council camp,” Mr Farlam said.