Showcasing Our Resilience

Sharing Our Stories Across The Southern Rangelands

Thanks to funding we received through FRRR and the Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience program (Round 2).

This project will enable us to produce 3 podcast episodes and 3 storytelling videos to demonstrate the innovative work of some of our SR pastoralists to manage their rangeland landscapes. These stories will be uniquely captured from a rural perspective to capture the attention of both regional and city people.

These podcasts and videos will be shared via electronic platforms which will make it easier for other pastoralists to observe, learn and apply similar techniques which may be of benefit on their own properties.

They will also provide real-life information for people who are not familiar with the challenges that our pastoralists face, nor the unique or innovative ways in which they are dealing with the challenges they endure, particularly in times of drought.

Building Resilience in the Southern Rangelands - Technology

Generation Ag joined forces with the Southern Rangelands Pastoral Alliance to tell the stories of pastoralists in the region who are innovating to build resilience against drought and other challenges. The WA Southern Rangelands encompass all of the land area south of the Pilbara, excluding the Agricultural Zone of the South West Land Division.

In part one, they chat to pastoralists about how they're utilising technology on their stations to solve problems. Their first chat is with Jack and Jasmine Carmody of Prenti Downs, one of the most remote stations in the region. They've implemented a station-wide fixed wireless system which is having a massive impact for their business and their family.

In the second part of this episode, they chatted to station owner Mayne Jenour and his business partner, Nigel Brown, about the implementation of drones and other autonomous technologies in the Southern Rangelands.

This series is brought to you by the Southern Rangelands Pastoral Alliance, in conjunction with the #FutureDroughtFund and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.

Building Resilience in the Southern Rangelands - Revegetation

 

Generation AG joined forces with the Southern Rangelands Pastoral Alliance to tell the stories of pastoralists in the region who are innovating to build resilience against drought and other challenges. The WA Southern Rangelands encompass all of the land area south of the Pilbara, excluding the Agricultural Zone of the South West Land Division.

In part two, they chat to pastoralists about the different ways they're regenerating their land. First, they met Toby Nichols at Edah Station, doctor turned pastoralist. Toby and his brother Angus have been completely destocked the last three years as they work to revive the pastures on their historic property. 

Their next chat was with Don Maasdorp at Pindabunna Station. Don and his family have spent many hours on a grader looking to slow down the natural flow of water across their property, allowing it to spread further across their landscape. The results are already speaking for themselves!

And finally, they met Jorgen Jensen at Yoweragabbie Station, who has similarly been working on controlling the flow of water across his property, only in a slightly different way. Jorgen shares how he believes that his investment of time and resources now will have a massive impact on the long term viability of the station, and therefore, the community.

This series is brought to you by the Southern Rangelands Pastoral Alliance, in conjunction with the #FutureDroughtFund and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.

Building Resilience in the Southern Rangelands - Small Stock

 

Generation AG joined forces with the Southern Rangelands Pastoral Alliance to tell the stories of pastoralists in the region who are innovating to build resilience against drought and other challenges. The WA Southern Rangelands encompass all of the land area south of the Pilbara, excluding the Agricultural Zone of the South West Land Division.

In this final part, they talked to pastoralists as they addressed the challenges associated with running small stock in the Southern Rangelands. First up, they met Gemma Cripps of Gabyon Station, who is utilising Maremma sheep dogs to combat the significant impact of wild dogs in the area. The impact that these dogs have made in such a short period of time is quite astonishing. 

Their final stop was to visit the Foulkes-Taylor family at Yuin Station. The four generations living at Yuin Station work together to develop not only their pastoral land, but the community they live in. Ross, Emma, and their family have invested significantly in developing their own dog proof fence to protect their stock. 

This series is brought to you by the Southern Rangelands Pastoral Alliance, in conjunction with the #FutureDroughtFund and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.

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