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The Eyre Peninsula welcomes a new Regenerative Agriculture Officer
21 May 2019

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula welcomes Regenerative Agriculture Officer Sarah Voumard to the team. Sarah will assist in delivering the Regenerative Agriculture Program which has been funded through the Australian Government National Landcare Program.

Creating a safe passage for the Southern Right Whales
10 May 2019

The Park's Restricted Access Zone and Marine Mammal Protection Zone are both off-limits to boats from 1 May to 31 October. This temporary closure will assist Southern Right Whales to successfully navigate their way to the head of the Great Australian Bight for the breeding season.

‘Wardu of a Day’ at Scotdesco
01 May 2019

‘Wardu’ or wombat was celebrated recently in a special day of cultural learning and knowledge sharing, at Scotdesco homelands. The ‘Wardu of a Day’ event saw students and community from the Far West Eyre Peninsula immerse themselves in a day of cultural learning to share knowledge on the wombat. The Southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons), named Wardu across the Far West Aboriginal language groups, is an important species in Aboriginal culture, part of the dream time stories and as a valuable food source.

Bilby baby makes rare appearance on camera
17 April 2019

Natural Resources Officers are thrilled to have recently sighted a young Greater bilby on a remote camera in the Venus Bay Conservation Park, on the Eyre Peninsula’s west coast.

Marine Mammals Museum event set to come to SALT Festival 2019
15 April 2019

Be immersed in all things marine mammals at ‘A Night with the Museum’ on Tuesday 23 April as part of SALT Festival 2019. Marine Parks Eyre Peninsula Regional Coordinator Dr Shelley Paull said she’s excited by the opportunity to give community direct access to the leading marine scientists in this field from the South Australian Museum.

New opportunities for citizen scientists
11 April 2019

Mating goannas, koalas snoozing in backyard mulberry trees and sightings of elusive short-beaked echidnas are just some of more than 13,000 Eyre Peninsula citizen science observations being celebrated on April 13 as part of Citizen Science Day.

Multiple Entry Parks Passes provide value for money and convenience
08 April 2019

Mild autumn weather, beautiful foggy mornings and crisp star-filled evenings have returned to Eyre Peninsula, making visits to the local National Parks a pleasure for locals and visitors alike. With the new season, many people are taking advantage of Parks Passes and their value for money to enjoy visiting their Parks regularly.

Information sessions on endangered EP Blue Gum Woodlands
25 March 2019

Farmers, Landcare and community group members and nature enthusiasts are warmly welcomed to three open information sessions on the endangered Eyre Peninsula Blue Gum Woodlands to be held during April at Wangary, Yallunda Flat and Cleve. The free information sessions will focus on the significance of the woodlands, why they are in decline and most importantly how people can help with individual restoration efforts.

Autumn prescribed burns to begin around Eyre Peninsula
20 March 2019

A number of burns are planned around Eyre Peninsula by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) as part of the autumn prescribed burn program. Burns are planned for Lincoln National Park, Venus Bay Conservation Reserve, Bascombe Well Conservation Park and Pinkawillinie Conservation Park, as well as private land north of Tulka.

Assistance for farmers keen to control rabbits and lovegrass
06 March 2019

Farmers in drought-affected areas of Eyre Peninsula are encouraged to talk with Natural Resources EP staff about additional support they can receive to bolster their farming enterprise rabbit and weed control programs.