feral cat in daylight

Cat Management – is there a silver bullet

By Scott Thompson on Jun 08, 2016   Predation by feral cats is one of the greatest threats facing threatened species and fauna assemblages across Australia. The ongoing management of the impacts of feral cats is a challenging task and although there are many techniques being trialled, we don’t seem to have found a ‘silver […]

Officer from Landcare SJ setting up flora quadrat at Serpentine , Western Australia

Threatened Ecological Communities – More Quadrats

Threatened Ecological Communities (TEC) More Quadrats   One of the four newly funded grants from the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, focussed on improvement of Threatened Ecological Communities. Another 2 flora quadrats were set up by Landcare SJ officers on a private property in Serpentine. The recipients of this particular grant have significant areas of veldt grass […]

bandicoot

There must be Better Ways to Manage Native Animals

There are opportunities to better manage native animals in urban, peri-urban and rural areas. Often it is more about better coordination, getting in early or knowing who to contact to get the right advice. There is also a strong case for a more evidence-based approach to feral animal management and for guidelines on issues such […]

Photo of attendees at ‘WA Landcare Network Forum

WA Landcare Network Forum

40 Landcare practitioners came together at the WA Landcare Network Forum held on 15th May 2016 at Fairbridge Village, Pinjarra, Western Australia to hear stories from each other and get tips from polliticians on how to communicate with local MP’s. There was useful info about how to get the best from social media. Landcare groups […]

picture of monk and bontanist inspecting dam at Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery

Healthy Habitats – Creating Wetlands at Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery

Healthy Habitats – Creating Wetlands Penny Hollick from the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Kristy Gregory, Landcare SJ officer did a Healthy Habitats site visit to the Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery today.       The monks would like to turn their 3 dams into living wetlands so  were seeking expert advice through the Healthy Habitats […]

Landcare SJ officers at Duckpond Reserve, Mundijong, Western Australia

Threatened Ecological Communities – New Funding

Kristy Gregory, Teele Hooper-Worrell, Landcare SJ officers, and Penny Hollick from the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale completed site inspections on 17th May at several  Threatened Ecological Communities in the Serpentine Jarrahdale region.   They re-surveyed an established flora plot at Brickwood Reserve in Byford. New Flora quadrats were set up at Duckpond Reserve and another […]

Equine property in Serpentine practising Sustainable Agriculture

Inaugural SJ Equine Landcare Field Day

SJ Equine Landcare Field Day tackles Weeds and Pests There were 22 attendees at the Inaugural field day in our field day series focussing on Equine Land Management. The Field day was held on April 30th at the beautiful property Quahlee in Serpentine.  Jake Pickersgill from Martins Environmental started off the day with a weeds […]

Healthy Habitats. An Update from Landcare SJ Officer Kristy Gregory

Another great partnership between LandcareSJ and the Shire of SJ. Healthy Habitats I have just now helped Dr Penny Hollick complete the final report to the State NRM Office,  and I have been amazed when quantifying what has been achieved on-ground, in actively looking after bushland on private property. I thought the following most noteworthy […]