Native seed collection

Key outcomes

  • Fifteen young people provided with employment and training in seed collection, including five First Nations people
  • Some trainees secured further employment in the NRM sector

South West NRM worked with Association member, Leschenault Catchment Council, to teach fifteen trainees how to collect seeds from native plants for revegetation projects. This included processing techniques, plant identification, seed viability testing, proper labelling and storage. They also learnt about dieback hygiene and management and work health and safety. 

An all-female team of trainees from Roelands Village collected additional seed from the Woolkabunning Kiaka Aboriginal Corporation property in Roelands.

In total, 14kg of seed was collected from 31 plant species over 172 hectares. Seeds collected will be used by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation in revegetation projects. 

The Green Jobs project was supported by South West NRM, through funding from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s Green Jobs Program. 

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