MINANG NOONGAR COUNTRY
- Region: Great Southern, WA
- Planted: 2020
- Size: 65 hectares
- Seedlings Count: 35,489 (hand-planted) + direct seeding
- Supported By: National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants
- Partner: Threshold Environmental
- Species: Acacia, Agonis, Allocasuarina, Astartea, Atriplex, Bossiaea, Brachysema, Callistemon, Calothamnus, Casuarina, Eucalyptus, Hakea, Hypocalymma, Jacksonia, Kunzea, Leptospermum, Melaleuca, Patersonia, Regelia, Viminaria,
The Cranbrook district has been affected by salt and erosion caused by over clearing native vegetation and stock grazing over many generations. This particular site is part of a working farm focused on broadacre cropping and sheep farming. The site is located in the east of the shire and directly abuts the Stirling Range National Park. Rising water tables and high salinity have left some of the land unusable.
We are working with Threshold Environmental to restore three separate areas of land at the Cranbrook site. Using specifically designed seed mixes to replicate pre-European settlement vegetation, the project will include 25 hectares of Biodiverse Carbon planting and 30 hectares of Biodiverse Sandalwood planting. A further 10 hectares is dedicated to Saltland Carbon planting with the hope that this land parcel can be improved for water use, stock shelter and mixed grazing in the future.