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December 10, 2018

Restoring Roe 8: New rehabilitation plan

“The best minds in the rehabilitation business have been hard at work putting together a plan for Roe 8’s future”.

Excerpt from Particle:

“Last year, Particle spoke with the Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) to learn about plans to rehabilitate Roe 8. We catch up with them to hear what is happening.

Now the uproar has passed, Roe 8 has largely faded into the collective West Aussie memory after being a fiery political pressure point in our 2017 elections.

But the flash-in-the-pan political controversy gave way to a low simmer of scientific potential, as we wrote last year after chatting to Dr Guy Boggs at WABSI.

Since we spoke to Guy, the best minds in the rehabilitation business have been hard at work, putting together a plan for Roe 8’s future. Just the other day, the Rehabilitating Roe 8 Working Group’s proposed plan was approved.

Described by Guy as a “very impressive piece of work”, the Roe 8 rehabilitation management plan lays out 10-year restoration goals for the long strip of controversially cleared land.

Developed by consultants with input from leading scientists, government and community members, the goals are complex and ambitious and will contribute greatly to the field of restoration.

Read the full story at Particle

More about the project: Rehabilitating Roe 8 Science Hub

Image: Particle, Dougie

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