Meet the local landcare and biodiversity groups who support our Shire, and access a wide variety of information and resources.


Landcare Groups

Landcare groups are not for profit organisations, committed to working in the local environment to improve biodiversity, increase community capacity and enhance social and environmental connections across the Shire. Largely based on volunteerism, these organisations work closely with community members of all ages to undertake projects on Shire lands.


The Leschenault Catchment Council (LCC)

We strive to enable all folks in the protection of the diverse beauty of this region, and have a clear vision for it: ‘a healthy, biodiverse and climate resilient natural environment and a sustainable future for people and culture’. Our goal is to inspire, support and work with the community to preserve ecosystems vital for the sustainability of the land, waters, and coast within our catchment.

The Leschenault Catchment Council Inc. is governed by a volunteer membership which was formed in 2000, through the amalgamation of two community-led Natural Resource Management groups; The Leschenault Inlet Management Authority and the Leschenault Catchment Coordinating Group.

Located in the South West of WA, LLC proudly assists in the development of a sustainable future for people, culture and the environment, in many ways big and small.

Currently, their projects focus within four main categories; improving the regions waterways, estuary and marine habitats; sustainable agriculture and other land uses; supporting the biodiversity of our native bushlands, forests and waterways; and creating space for community participation, education and connection.  

With various motivated communities, the LCC team is able to share their passion through engaging workshops; on-ground environmental projects; and volunteer opportunities. 

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The Blackwood Basin Group (BBG)

We are a non-profit, community-based organisation that coordinates environmental management within the Blackwood River Catchment. Our aim is to work with the community and landcare zones to manage landcare issues and to maintain a balance between environmental protection, cultural diversity and economic productivity in the Blackwood.

We offer a range of services, run regular practical and informative workshops, assist landholders in obtaining landcare funding and provide a vast resource centre for all things relating to landcare and natural resource management.

The BBG is a non-profit, community-based organisation that coordinates environmental management within the Blackwood River Catchment. The catchment is divided into nine Landcare Zones, and the Natural Resource Management (NRM) activities undertaken in these Zones are coordinated by Natural Resource Management Officers (NRMOs) in direct collaboration with community groups and landholders.

Their Community Engagement Program seeks to involve people of all ages in learning, participating, and interacting with nature. Throughout the year, the BBG team run a series of educational workshops and field days across the catchment, often in partnership with other landcare and community groups in the Blackwood region. Educating future generations about the importance of looking after our environment is a high priority for the BBG. 

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Biosecurity Groups

The Shire is proud to partner with biosecurity groups who offer landholder assistance in managing pests and weeds on their property. The Shire appreciates the wealth of technical and operational support from these organisations to continue to improve environmental health, making a big impact on introduced species populations and the problems they cause. If you have a property over a hectare in size, you are eligible to access significant assistance in land management planning, pest and weed management, and materials to improve the land capacity of your property.


Blackwood Biosecurity Inc. (BBI)

The BBI Committee and staff are a dedicated and experienced team, with a broad knowledge of biosecurity issues affecting the environment, industry, agriculture and lifestyle across our region. We work along side stakeholders from local government, business and industry, other RBGs, landcare groups, DPIRD, the community and other Government Agencies.

Blackwood Biosecurity Inc. (BBI) is an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation managed by an elected Committee of members who voluntarily give of their time and expertise. Blackwood Biosecurity is the Recognised Biosecurity Group (RBG) established by the Minister for Agriculture to take a lead role in the management of declared plant and animal pests in Western Australia’s Blackwood Valley region, under Section 169 of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (BAM) Act 2007.  BBI works with landholders and managers in a shared responsibility approach with the management of declared pests. 

Blackwood Biosecurity Inc. is the RBG for the Shires of Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, West Arthur and the localities of Mullalyup, Grimwade, Wilga West, Balingup and Southampton in the Shire of Donnybrook Balingup.

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The Leschenault Biosecurity Group (LBG)

LBG is a not for profit organisation created by the community to address increasing concerns of vertebrate pests and weed pests in the Leschenault Biosecurity Operational Area. The group was originally formed in 2014 out of growing community concern for declared pests, and their impact on local producers and landholders. 

We focus our activities on priority pests that pose the most significant risk to the livelihoods and natural values of our region. These priority pests have been identified by our community and are targeted through LBG initiatives and activities.

The LBG is a community based, not-for-profit whose purpose is to protect the region’s diverse land uses and natural values against the significant impacts of pests - both animal and plant - through cooperation and collaboration. We work with landowners and land managers across the Leschenault Biosecurity Region to support and encourage consistent, integrated, and cooperative management of priority pests, as determined by the community, at a landscape-scale across tenure. 

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