Esperance Tjaltjraak Native Title Aboriginal Corporation rangers have undertaken coastal habitat protection training as part of a new partnership with South Coast Natural Resources Management.
Ten rangers from the corporation undertook the training, funded by the federal government's National Landcare Program, which focused on Phytophthora Dieback mapping and best practices for dieback hygiene.
South Coast NRM's 'Coastal Threatened Ecological Community' project included a visit to a cultural site impacted by Phytophthora Dieback to establish a long-term monitoring site and take plant and soil samples for analysis.
Phytophthora Dieback is a soil-borne water mould which poses a serious threat to the nationally listed Kwongkan Shrublands, which include vulnerable Banksia communities.
As part of the training, rangers were taught how to use the Dieback Information Delivery and Management System, an online mapping tool which helps to identify dieback information relevant to the site.
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