Reserve scorecards

Last updated 23 Jan 2017 

These summarise a reserve's condition based on an ecological review every 5 years. These are the results we've produced so far.

Map of Carnarvon Station Reserve

Portable Document FileCarnarvon Station Reserve: 2013 (207kb)

The condition of grasslands, grassy woodlands and springs have improved or been stable. The impacts of livestock, cultivation and clearing have been removed and feral grazing reduced. Mosaic burning is reducing wildfire risk. Many brigalow patches burnt in 2013 are susceptible to buffel grass and weeds continue to pose a threat. (More on Carnarvon...)

Map of Edgbaston Reserve

Portable Document FileEdgbaston Reserve: 2014 (252kb)

We've focused on saving the Red-finned Blue-eye and have increased occupied springs from four to six. We'll need to continue this and begin captive breeding. Endemic plants Eriocaulon aloefolium and E. giganteum persist. Total ground cover and cover of perennial grasses has increased but buffel grass is an ongoing challenge. (More on Edgbaston...)

Map of Eurardy Reserve

Portable Document FileEurardy Reserve: 2011 (142kb)

Overall there's been considerable improvement in ecosystems and the communities and species they support, especially the birds. We've addressed several key threats to biodiversity, but recovery from historical land use is likely to be a slow process given the reserve's location on the northern most edge of the wheat belt. (More on Eurardy...)

Map of the Fitz-stirling Reserves

Portable Document FileFitz-Stirling Reserves: 2012 (620kb)

This report covers Monjebup, Beringa, Cherininup Creek and Yarrabee Wesfarmers. We have baseline data but the next review will better indicate trends due to the time lag between restoration and measurable outcomes. Improvements are mainly through ending farming and restoring native vegetation. More will come from feral animal control. (More on Fitz-Stirling...)

Map of the Fitz-stirling Reserves

Portable Document FileKojonup Reserve 2014 (445kb)

We've maintened or improvement condition of Conservation Targets through ending farming, establishing vegetation in adjacent paddocks, and implementing ongoing weed, fox and rabbit control. A population of Red-tailed Phascogales has been established. A decrease in rainfall since acquisition has lowered water tables. (More on Kojonup...)

Map of Scottsdale Reserve

Portable Document FileScottsdale Reserve: 2012 (95kb)

There's been a consistent improvement in ecosystems, communities and species that they support, particularly birds. An exception is the Murrumbidgee River, aspects of which we have limited control over. Initial results are encouraging and more ambitious revegetation projects will help address weed and erosion control. (More on Scottsdale...)

Map of Yourka Reserve

Portable Document FileYourka Reserve: 2012 (228kb)

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. (More on Yourka...)

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