Seagrass – an important indicator of estuarine health

Seagrass surveys in the Leschenault Estuary have been conducted by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation since 2009. That year showed an abundance of healthy seagrass meadows covering about 70 per cent of the estuary. Seagrass monitored again in the summer of 2015, told a different story.

Partnering with local government

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation was recently invited to present at a Western Australian Local Government Association Natural Area Management Network Forum (NAMN), hosted by the Shire of Collie, to discuss improving water quality of waterways and wetlands.

Whole farm nutrient mapping gets industry tick of approval

An eight-year project by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development to improve fertiliser use on-farm and deliver environmental benefits has been recognised as meeting national industry standards.

Denmark dairy farmers showcase innovation

Members of the Sustainable Agriculture Project Reference Group visited the state’s first robotic dairies in Denmark to see how the new technology has changed day to day operations in the milking shed.