Vegetation, Remnant Vegetation, Herbivores, Soil Salinity
The Southern Wheatbelt Region Remnant Vegetation Survey was funded by the Save the Bush program, and aimed at surveying pieces of on-farm remnant vegetation in the "Great Southern" of Western Australia. At the outset a total of 13 shires were selected for survey, namely: Broomehill, Corrigin, Dumbleyung, Katanning, Kent, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Narrogin, Tambellup, Wagin, Wickepin, Woodanilling. However, time constraints (available funding indicated a time frame of 40 weeks for the project to be completed) meant that subsequently Kent and Lake Grace shires (two of the largest) had to be dropped from the survey to allow for proper completion of the remainder. These shires were selected as they are within an area where verification of remnant vegetation information has not been carried out to-date. Areas to the north have been studied in some relative detail and, in addition, the Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, has carried out a separate South Coast Survey in the area from Margaret River to Albany.
Department of Agriculture
Mollemans, F, and Beeston, G. (1992), Distribution and ecological significance of on-farm bushland remnants in the southern wheatbelt region of Western Australia. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia. Report.
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