|Name of Partnership
|Blackwood Biodiversity Programme
|Blackwood Basin Group
|The aim of the Blackwood Biodiversity Program is to:
protect and enhance as many bush areas as possible within the Blackwood catchment that are of high biodiversity value;
work in conjunction with existing Government, natural resource professionals and community networks to identify both individual sites of high biodiversity value, as well as piloting landscape level biodiversity conservation;
educate landholders on the benefits of incorporating biodiversity into their current land management system.
The core of the program is the strategic targeting of funds available by prioritising bush areas identified as potentially being of high biodiversity value. A model was developed by the WA Department of Agriculture to rank the (approx) 24,000 patches of bush over one hectare, existing within the Blackwood catchment.
Rigorous scientific and financial basis for decision making
Balanced approach combining scientific information with community decision making
Felxibile and adaptive process to allow for the incorporation of lessons learned
Process, criteria and implementation take place at the landscape level
Consideration of regional priorities
|Type of Capacity Building
|Information / Knowledge Sharing
Monitoring, Evaluation and Assessments