Practitioners Learning in The Corridor

On the 26th of September a group of 34 Environmental practitioners enjoyed an educational walk through The Corridor. The group were attendees of WALGA’s field training day on ‘Plant Recognition in Natural Areas’ and represented 17 Local Governments spanning from GinGin to Bunbury. The walk started at Progress Drive where Linda Metz explained the degradation and weed invasion in the area and spoke to the extensive planting that occurred at a successful community planting day earlier in the year.

WALGA training day attendees in The Corridor listening to Linda Metz share her knowledge of the site.
Photo credit: M.Davies

Further up the slope, where the vegetation becomes noticeably denser and weed species change, the group stop to learn about the impacts of compounding disturbances, topsoil and plant adaptations on passive recovery. Pointing out dense areas of vegetation, Linda explained the extent of natural recruitment and re-sprouting that is evident in sections of The Corridor. Participants engaged in conversations around weed management, fire management and planting densities and enjoyed the wealth of knowledge Linda shared . Some were first time visitors to The Corridor and all enjoyed seeing the recovery of the site and learning of what is still to come.

WALGA participants walking further into the Corridor to explore the change in plant species and densities.
Photo credit: E.Scheuerlein