Sur­vey yields re­sults

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

HABI­TAT and bio­di­ver­sity loss, wa­ter con­ser­va­tion and pest con­trol are just some of the pri­or­ity land care and en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues iden­ti­fied by the com­mu­nity as part of War­ren Catch­ments Coun­cil’s com­mu­nity land care sur­vey.

The coun­cil called for com­mu­nity in­put to help shape its draft strate­gic plan, dis­tribut­ing about 3000 sur­vey brochures in or­der to iden­tify pri­or­i­ties for land care ac­tiv­i­ties and nat­u­ral re­source man­age­ment.

Com­mu­nity en­gage­ment of­fi­cer Ju­lian Sharp said pri­or­ity ar­eas for ac­tion iden­ti­fied also in­cluded the im­pact of cli­mate change, soil con­ser­va­tion and sus­tain­able agri­cul­ture as well as ed­u­ca­tion on sus­tain­able land care.

He said the sur­vey was valu­able in gaug­ing com­mu­nity pri­or­i­ties.

“It was en­cour­ag­ing to see the ex­tent of in­ter­est and con­cern amongst the com­mu­nity – es­pe­cially younger peo­ple.

“The re­sponses to a se­ries of ques­tions in the sur­vey will as­sist our or­gan­i­sa­tion in de­vel­op­ing a strate­gic and com­mu­ni­ca­tions plan that will guide com­mu­nity-driven land care ac­tiv­i­ties over the next 10 years.”

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