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Interpreting data. Photo by Lukas from Pexels.
Interpreting data. Photo by Lukas from Pexels.

Reserve scorecards

Summary of ecological data about each reserve's condition.

Boolcoomatta Reserve

Portable Document FileBoolcoomatta Scorecard 2006-16 (225kb)

Map showing Boolcoomatta Reserve

Summary: Recruited mulga continued to thrive across large areas, while bird diversity and abundance plateaued. Rainfall was average with little penetrating rain. Ongoing focus points were managing grazing pressure and erosion. The weed Paterson’s Curse increased, while the extent of African Boxthorn decreased.

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Ecologist Graeme Finlayson at Boolcoomatta. Photo Tamara Potter.

Scottsdale Reserve

Portable Document FileScottsdale Scorecard 2008-12 (95kb)

Map showing Scottsdale Reserve

Summary: There was a consistent improvement in ecosystems, communities and species that they supported, particularly birds. An exception was the Murrumbidgee River, aspects of which we have limited control over. Initial results were encouraging and more ambitious revegetation projects would help address weed and erosion control.

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Antia Brademann on the Murrumbidgee River. Photo Amelia Caddy.

Nardoo Hills Reserves

Portable Document FileNardoo Hills Scorecard 2005-15 (500kb)

Map showing Nardoo Hills Reserve

Summary: Extreme climate conditions affected the region. Since 2005, rainfall was well below average and severe heatwaves (>40°C for several consecutive days) hit over several summers. The impact on two dominant Eucalypt species was apparent. If eucalypts continue to decline it could have a cascading effect. There were positive signs the woodland bird community was being maintained and key weeds reduced.

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Mature eucalypt at Nardoo Hills. Photo James Cowie.

Eurardy Reserve

Portable Document FileEurardy Scorecard 2007-11 (142kb)

Map showing Eurardy Reserve

Summary: Overall there had been considerable improvement in ecosystems and the communities and species they supported, especially the birds. We had addressed several key threats to biodiversity, but recovery from historical land use was likely to be a slow process given the reserve's location on the northern-most edge of the wheat belt.

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Malleefowl. Photo Sharon-Gillam.

Fitz-Stirling Reserves

Portable Document FileFitz-Stirling Scorecard 2012-17 summary (233kb)
Portable Document FileFitz-Stirling Scorecard full report (7.5mb)

Map showing Fitz-Stirling Reserve

Summary: This report covered Beringa, Cherininup Creek, Chingarrup Sanctuary, Monjebup, Monjebup North, Nowanup, Peniup, Red Moort, Yarrabee Wesfarmers and Yarraweyah Falls. Together they covered 10,200 hectares, including around 5,250 hectares of undisturbed bushland. Their importance was highlighted by differences in vegetation occurrence and distribution and also differences in species distribution.

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Alex Hams unloading seedlings ready to plant! Photo Krysta Guille.

Kojonup Reserve

Portable Document FileKojonup Scorecard 2010-14 (445kb)

Map showing Kojonup Reserve

Summary: Condition of Conservation Targets had improved through ending farming, establishing vegetation in adjacent paddocks, and implementing ongoing weed, fox and rabbit control. A population of Red-tailed Phascogales had been established. A decrease in rainfall since acquisition had lowered water tables.

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Red-tailed Phascogale. Photo Annette Ruzicka.

Carnarvon Station Reserve

Portable Document FileCarnarvon Scorecard 2009-13 (207kb)

Map showing Carnarvon Station Reserve

Summary: The condition of grasslands, grassy woodlands and springs had improved or were stable. The impacts of livestock, cultivation and clearing had been removed and feral grazing reduced. Mosaic burning was reducing wildfire risk. Many brigalow patches burnt in 2013 were susceptible to buffel grass and weeds continued to pose a threat.

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White Stallion lookout, Carnarvon Reserve, Qld. Photo Cathy Zwick.

Edgbaston Reserve

Portable Document FileEdgbaston Scorecard 2010-14 (252kb)

Map showing Carnarvon Station Reserve

Summary: We had focused on saving the Red-finned Blue-eye and increased occupied springs from four to six. We'll would need to continue this and begin captive breeding. Endemic plants Eriocaulon aloefolium and E. giganteum persisted. Total ground cover and cover of perennial grasses had increased but buffel grass was an ongoing challenge.

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Sunset over artesian spring at Edgbaston. Photo Katrina Blake.

Yourka Reserve

Portable Document FileYourka Scorecard 2010-14 (228kb)

Map showing Yourka Reserve

Summary: Repair or establishment of tracks, boundary fences, workshop and visitor accommodation has been a focus. Siam weed control and monitoring is ongoing. Fire management aims to modify vegetation structure in the dry forests and woodlands to benefit small birds and other fauna. Re-routing tracks and bank stabilisation has improved billabongs.

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Sunshine through white gum woodland. Photo Wayne Lawler/EcoPix.

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