Who we are

South West NRM is one of 54 peak natural resource management (NRM) organisations across Australia responsible for delivering innovative solutions to environmental challenges across the natural and farmed landscapes. We’re a registered charity, raising funds for the South West Environment Public Fund which helps us to expand our work. We’re also an Incorporated Association, working with ten local wildlife and landcare organisations that align with our mission. 

We began life over 20 years ago as South West Catchments Council. Since then, we’ve planted over 1.5 million seedlings, rehabilitated thousands of hectares of degraded land and protected iconic threatened species. We’ve built networks, implemented innovative projects, and connected with our wider community.

Now, we urgently need to do more.

It is critical that we address the triple threats of climate change, biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation by 2030. The healthier our ecosystem, the healthier the planet and its people. We’re scaling up our work with industry, government, community, and landholders and invite you to be part of the solution.

Our values







Why work with us?

We’re profit-for-purpose

We’re dedicated to developing and applying solutions for ecosystem health and agricultural productivity. Any profit we make is reinvested into our mission and our region.

We’re trusted

We’ve successfully delivered multimillion-dollar projects for the Australian Government and are a key advisor on environmental issues in the region. We are co-custodians of the South West Biodiversity Hotspot, one of the world’s 36 most biologically rich, yet threatened, regions.

We’re diverse

Our region is home to a vast coastline and 4 million hectares of land, including jarrah and karri forests, the western Wheatbelt, three Ramsar-listed Wetlands of International Significance and over 150 threatened species. We have unique plants and animals found nowhere else on earth, many of which are threatened with extinction.

We’re independent

We’re a non-government agency that can be agile, responsive and adaptable to the needs of our clients.

We’re science-based  

We’re a team of environmental scientists, agricultural experts and sustainability professionals with close connections to research and development organisations. Our work is backed by the latest science and technology.

We’re landscape-scale

We undertake regional planning on behalf of the Australian Government. We’re the eyes and ears on the ground, with a direct voice on where investment is most needed. We develop programs that address the bigger picture, allowing us to maximise impact.

We’re a network

We represent a wide network of local experts. If we don’t have the expertise to help you, we know someone who has. We’re about building connections because together, we’re stronger.

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