The catchment contains many natural assets such as the Oyster Harbour (Miaritch), the Kalgan River (Tamungup), the King River (Yerin-qurrup), the Porongurup National Park (Borringgorrup), the Stirling Range National Park (Koikjenemuf). In total, there are approximately 31 Nature Reserves and 38 listed Heritage Sites within the catchment. These all contribute to the catchment high biodiversity (which is a natural asset in itself) and the catchments ecological health.
The catchment is located within the Southwest Australia Ecoregion, an internationally recognised biodiversity hotspot (Conservation International, 2017). This was the first biodiversity hotspot identified in Australia, with 15 currently registered (Lambers, 2016; Hales, 2014). Learn more about Biodiversity Hotspots here
Yakamia Creek Living Stream Management Plan. “A Living Stream Management Plan starts with a degraded and fragmented urban waterway and considers ways to introduce ecosystem attributes that are compatible with the multiple constraints that urbanization has created.” by Steve and Geraldine Janicke A reduced quality version has been provided here, divided into three parts.
YAKAMIA_CK_LSMP_PartB_without_maps.pdf (264 downloads) (2 MB) includes the headings: Yakamia Creek Living Stream opportunities – the assessment methodology and the Tables: Table 6: Tier 1 Summary of opportunities, objectives and design considerations, Table 7: Recommendations to OHCG for Tier 1 sections, Table 8: Tier 2 Summary of opportunities, objectives and design considerations and Summary of General recommendations to OHCG for Tier 2 sections downstream of North Road.
Further information found below or in our office library
Various documents produced by Steve and Geraldine Janicke (see here) we recommend reading the following: MACROINVERTEBRATES & FOOD WEBS IN SALINE RIVERS OF THE SOUTH COAST OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. and these two A3 posters with photos of fish and aquatic macroinvertebrates common on the south coast of Western Australia with details of their role in the food chain. Macroinverts_saline_rivers_Janicke.pdf (235 downloads)