Prosperous, vibrant rural communities for present and future generations within the Oyster Harbour Catchment.
Coordinate and facilitate Natural Resource Management to all stakeholders within the Oyster Harbour Catchment including land managers, marine managers, the urban and peri-urban community, education facilities, training agencies, volunteer groups, local government and government agencies. Objectives
Ensure landholder, local government and broad stakeholder participation in the Oyster Harbour Catchment Group Inc.
Encourage the development and implementation of strategic Best Management Practices in sustainable agriculture, marine, waterways and conservation.
Increase the awareness and involvement of the wider community in Natural Resource Management within the Oyster Harbour Catchment.
Encourage the incorporation of Natural Resource Management priorities into all aspects of land use and strategic planning.
History of the OHCG
The Oyster Harbour Catchment Group was established in 1992 as a community catchment group, with the aim of protecting and rehabilitating the Kalgan River System and became an incorporated body in 1994.
The group has achieved some fantastic results in the past with a wide range of on-ground activities. These include fencing of waterways and remnant vegetation, rehabilitation of remnant vegetation, re-vegetation using native species of local provenance, flora and fauna surveys, control of invasive species including weeds and feral animals, soil testing to aid in the reduction of nutrients leaching into waterways, establishment of perennial pastures to intercept and utilise excess water and nutrients, constructing designed earthworks to address salinity or water logging.
The OHCG has an important role inactively educating landholders, school groups and the wider community on environmental issues, the benefits of conservation and appropriate land management. The group has also been involved in all levels of regional planning and is involved with further developing and implementing the South Coast NRM regional strategy.
We continue to do these works driven by our volunteer committee that currently consists of farmers, scientists and NRM specialists, interested community members and other stake holder groups including South Coast NRM, Department of Water, Department of Agriculture and Food, Landcare Australia, University of WA, Gondwana Link and Forest Products Commission.
The Oyster Harbour Catchment Group partners with many organisations and is currently mainly funded by the State and Australian Governments through programs such as the National Landcare Program, Healthy Estuaries Initiative and NRM grants.
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