Fire and Biodiversity planning around Margaret River
An important and incredibly informative day held by the Capes to Capes Catchment Group, as a first step in development of their ‘Fire and Biodiversity Plan’. Highlights included the moving and insightful Welcome to Country by Wayne Webb, the detailed scientific perspective provided by Prof. Grant Wardell-Johnson and the practical and very bush friendly words from Gordon Temby and Ian Dowling of the local Volunteer Brigades. The very difficult and sensitive planning issues involved in managing fore and biodiversity in a rapidly developing area were well explained by Shire, Fire and Emergency Services and Planning representatives. Development of the Plan is one of the strategies being pursued by Capes to Capes to implement their Conservation Action Plan, as developed with Gondwana Link support.