The coastal area north of the Perth metropolitan area has become a hotspot for off-road vehicle activity. The region has numerous attractions that provide destinations and access ways that challenge the skills of off-road vehicle users. The inappropriate use of vehicles can reduce the amenity of these environments for all visitors and are threatening some conservation values. ‘Tending the Tracks’ is a collaborative initiative between the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC), the Conservation Council (WA), Track Care WA and the WA 4WD Association aimed at building a community-based capacity to assist managers in protecting the coastal environments of the northern agricultural region.
FIELD DAY: Saturday, 13 January
The ﬁeld day will be conducted in the coastal area between Guilderton and Jurien Bay. Participants will have an opportunity to visit selected sites on the coast accompanied by specialist guides and members of local CoastCare Groups. The day will conclude with a camp-out/group BBQ at the Jurien Bay Sport & Recreation Ground.
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FORUM DAY / WORKSHOP: Sunday, 14 January
Following communal breakfast convene to the meeting room in the Jurien Bay Sport & Recreation Centre right alongside the campground. Aim is to plan a long-term collaborative approach to protecting the coastal environment, including identifying management priorities and potential 4WD based citizen-science monitoring projects. The results of the workshop will inform the development of a management plan.
Dr Mic Payne: An Overview – Environmental impacts of recreational activities in the coastal zone of the NAR region.
Graham Weber: TrackCare WA – A model for 4WD community-based environmental protection.
Dr Nic Dunlop: Conservation issues in NAR Coastal Zone