Mt Marshall Sandalwood Group

Description

Mt Marshall Sandalwood was formed in 2011 and has recently moved from community group to incorporated body. The group provides a coordinated approach to the establishment and management of bio-diverse sandalwood plantations. The group provides a network of contacts for its members. The group covers a nominal area within a radius of ~150km around Bencubbin and is also a member of the Australian Sandalwood Network. Through our work we get to know sandalwood growers (and their sites) on a personal level which enables us to tune into what is needed for continued and growing participation.

Current Activities

The group offers technical support and information as well as on-ground assistance. Mt Marshall Sandalwood Inc. believes that biodiversity is a particular strength of any plantation and believes bio-diverse sandalwood to be a key element in creating resilience for farm businesses throughout the region.  A winning combination for the environment, economy and community.

Aims of the groups include:

  • Increase the awareness and adoption of sandalwood systems as an integral part of regional landscape management for natural resource management (NRM) outcomes.
  • Investigate, encourage and support diverse and integrated sandalwood industries of sufficient scale to achieve environmental, economic and social outcomes.
  • Develop and coordinate interaction between the community, all levels of government and the sandalwood industry.
    Facilitate appropriate training programs and education resources.

 

Past Activities and Accomplishments

  • Almost 500 ha of biodiverse sandalwood plantations established since 2011 on properties within the Shire of Mt Marshall
  • Website established
  • Five field days/ workshops
  • Two newsletters and two technical papers on direct seeding techniques

Mt Marshall Sandalwood Group

Koorda

Committee

Chair: Stewart Clare
E: purlieufarms@hotmail.com

Vice Chair: Tim Emmott
E: tim.emmott@iinet.net.au

Group Contact/Secretary: Ros Huxley
P: 9684 8008
E: rosmacfarlane@gmail.com
A: PO Box 81, Koorda WA 6475

 

Number of Members

20

Shires Covered

Mt Marshall