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Big year ahead for Naturally Yorke CAP group

News release
16 February 2018

Yorke Peninsula community members are encouraged to participate in a series of upcoming Naturally Yorke Community Action Planning (CAP) workshops, to be held in Warooka and Paskeville in March and April.

Natural Resources Northern and Yorke Ranger Fabienne Dee said that CAP provides a platform for communities to be involved in determining natural resource management (NRM) priorities for Yorke Peninsula.

“Local landholders and community members have a strong understanding of the conditions and issues facing their local environment,” Ms Dee said.

“We are looking for a good mix of local experience and expert knowledge to ensure projects not only improve the condition of local natural resources, but also bring social and economic benefits to local communities.”

CAP is an internationally recognised collaborative, landscape-scale planning process that seeks to develop and fully implement agreed plans between the community, stakeholder groups and partner organisations.

The framework has been adopted in the Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management (NRM) region to develop strategies for conserving soil, water and biodiversity assets, bringing together community members to share their knowledge and identify landscape preservation opportunities.

Ms Dee said the workshops focus on issues that have been identified by the Naturally Yorke CAP group, which is made up of government agencies, non-government organisations like Trees for Life, Greening Australia and Ag Excellence Alliance, community groups and local landholders.

“2017 saw a broad range of topics covered, including samphire and saltmarsh conservation, migratory shorebird identification, the ‘Rewilding Yorke Peninsula’ project and coastal degradation,” Ms Dee said.

“In response to requests from the Naturally Yorke CAP group and the wider community, the upcoming workshops will concentrate on the management of overabundant native species and weed management.”

Dates and locations as follows:

Overabundant Native SpeciesThursday, 15 March, 4.00pm – 5.30 pmWarooka Town Hall

Help to build a more accurate picture of what is happening with overabundant native species (kangaroos and emus) across the southern Yorke Peninsula landscape.

Weed management

Tuesday, 10 April, 9.00am – 4.00pmWarooka Town Hall

Thursday, 12 April, 9.00am – 4.00pmAdministration Office Meeting Room, Yorke Peninsula Field Days site, Paskeville

Learn about the Draft Yorke District Weed Strategy and provide input into prioritising what weeds should be controlled across the Naturally Yorke district.

This series of workshops is being delivered by the Naturally Yorke initiative as part of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

For more information about CAP, click here.

To register your attendance for the upcoming Naturally Yorke CAP workshops, please contact Fabienne Dee on 0428 429 321 or DEWNR.Yorke@sa.gov.au.

More information

Communications Coordinator

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Jessica.Henderson@sa.gov.au