South Coast NRM hosts Southern Prospects forum

Photo: Caitlyn Rintoul.
Photo: Caitlyn Rintoul.

South Coast Natural Resource Management will hold the first of its biennial forums in Esperance on Wednesday, July 31, to assess the progress of the Southern Prospects 2019-2024 strategy.

The forum will explore the work the organisation is doing to achieve the key goals set out in the plan and will be followed by an open discussion with attendees.

The strategy is designed to guide how the organisation maintain and improve the environment in the region, which covers more than 8.5 million hectares, stretching from Walpole to Esperance and inland to Tambellup and Salmon Gums.

The area, internationally recognised as one of the world's biodiversity hotspots, is home to more than 20 per cent of the state's plants as well as critically endangered animals like the Gilbert's potoroo and Western Ground Parrot.

The organisation sought public consultation on the plan late last year before its implementation.

South Coast NRM chief executive officer Justin Bellanger encouraged members, partners and community members to attend and discuss the issues that are most important to them.

The project is supported through funding from the federal government's National Landcare Program.

The forum will be held at the Esperance Bay Yacht Club from 12pm until 5pm and will conclude with a sundowner.

To RSVP, contact Carlyn Conder at carlync@southcoastnrm.com.au or on 9845 8537 by Thursday, July 25.