Natural Resource Management

Natural Resource Management is the sustainable management of Australia's natural resources (our land, water, marine and biological systems) to ensure our ongoing social, economic and environmental wellbeing.

At present, the Shire of Dowerin does not employ a specialist NRM officer however there are a range of services and equipment that is available from the Shire Administration Offices for your use, including:

  • Water quality testing – for salinity and pH levels i.e. To test suitability of bore water for livestock
  • Links to professionals in water hydrology, saltland pasture, soil health and Biosecurity
  • Educational literature on sustainable land use, alternative farming enterprises, burning policies, soil guides, weed and native plant identification, Australian wildlife encyclopedias
  • Assistance with grant applications
  • Ongoing information source for funding opportunities, rebates, trials, field days and so on.
  • Promotion of recycling programs
  • Equipment available to hire including hand held tree planters and the Chatfield Ezy Planter