New staff, priority pests & more
In our latest newsletter - meet our new Wudinna Landscape Officer and see what we've been working on including pest plant control and bushland monitoring.
Well, here we are now officially into spring, although our landscape officers have been noticing spring conditions among our natural resources for a while now – certainly weeds have been flourishing. Our team have been out and about doing lots of follow-up compliance work on known infestations of priority pest plants. More about that in our newsletter.
With some warmer weather across Eyre Peninsula this week, you might be noticing vegetation slowly drying out. Despite significant rain in the past two years, water supply issues are concerning. We are responsible for developing and maintaining the Water Allocation Plan (WAP) that regulates how much water can be taken from our local prescribed groundwater resources. In the Elliston district, there are real concerns about water supply for next year’s water allocations. If you’re in that area and hear about public meetings regarding water, I’d encourage you to come along to find out more and have your say about the way forward.
We’ve had some changes in our Board with members Justine Major and Debbie May resigning. We greatly valued the contribution of both these members to our Board since 2020, including in our transition from the previous Natural Resources Management Board which they had both been on since 2018.
That means we are now looking for two new Board members. If you care about managing our local environment, then I’d encourage you to apply. Find out more. Applications are due by September 28.
I’d also like to give acknowledgement to our staff who do a great job of working on our local landscape priorities and working with the community. Take a look at this video to hear from Board Chair Peter Treloar, and our staff about how they work with the community on local priorities including biodiversity, water and pest plants & animals.
All the best,
Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board
Read our latest newsletter to find out about:
- our new Wudinna Landscape Officer
- annual bushland monitoring
- what pest plants we've been focusing on
- a grant for a Buckleboo Heritage Agreement site
- controlling feral deer in lower EP
- and managing acidic soils.