- Published on Monday, 27 March 2006 08:00
The Wandoo Recovery Group (WRG) works to oversee strategic planning in relation to wandoo decline. This involves co-ordination of government and community based actions to promote and support research, implement community awareness programs and help secure funds.
In carrying out its role the WRG focuses on four key areas:
- research, to identify the causes of wandoo crown decline and recovery;
- mapping, to gain an accurate assessment of the extent and health of wandoo ecosystems;
- communication, to raise and maintain public awareness of wandoo crown decline through an ongoing education program, while providing feedback on the WRG's progress; and
- collaboration, to build partnerships with government, industry and community sectors.
An Action Plan has been developed and is steadily being implemented. This plan outlines the WRG's three major Plans relating to action, communication and research, and aims to provide direction for achieving objectives in each key area. Partnerships with government, industry and community sectors continue to be sought and public participation in WRG projects and activities is encouraged.
The WRG is using its resources and knowledge to develop and implement recommendations for survey, research and management. These include:
- continued surveying and mapping to determine the extent and severity of wandoo crown decline;
- hydrological studies that will see several boreholes in the eastern Helena catchment remeasured at three to five year intervals;
- adaptive management trials involving stand thinning and fire regimes implemented on State forest; and
- communication and public participation in survey and monitoring programs.