Healthy Estuaries WA Project Officers Megan LeRoy (Sustainable Agriculture) and Jennie Beeson (Water in the Landscape) recently attended a training course organised by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and held at the offices of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) in Albany to learn more about using QGIS, a geographic information system used for mapping and management of spatial data.
The training course was attended by project officers from the seven catchment areas covered by Healthy Estuaries WA. It was a great opportunity for officers to meet and discuss projects within their catchment as well as learn new skills for mapping, recording and presenting data for their projects. The course was run by Simon Neville from Ecotones and Associates who has a wealth of knowledge from his many roles within the natural resources management industry. Providing valuable support, in particular for the Whole Farm Nutrient Mapping component was David Weaver, Principal Research Scientist from DPIRD.
For more information about Healthy Estuaries WA follow this link https://estuaries.dwer.wa.gov.au/
This project is a part of Healthy Estuaries WA – a State Government Royalties for Regions program that aims to improve the health of our South West estuaries.