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Habitat Management Plan 2007

Purpose:
Continue to rehabilitate and research the Wetlands strip on the Newton Moore Senior High School site.

  1. Apply to Bunbury City for Habitat Grant
  2. Continue and improve our captive breeding program of the Western Pygmy Perch at school. This includes relocating breeding ponds because of the school building program.
  3. Restock school wetlands at Koopoolang Pond and neighbouring city wetlands with this native fish.
  4. Develop a captive breeding program of the Western Minnow.
  5. Restock school wetlands at Koopoolang Pond and neighbouring wetlands with this native fish.
  6. Continue to remove Gambusia from areas where native fish are going to be released.
  7. Place signs at these sites to inform public.
  8. Regularly report progress to the school and community through local newspaper.
  9. Revisit  sites where fish have been released throughout  2006 and 2007 and check on fish populations.
  10. Monitor water quality in city waterways by doing seasonal checks on water and pond life. Include testing of pH, phosphate, nitrate, temperature, turbidity, conductivity, ammonia and macro invertebrates.
  11. Inform Bunbury City Council of any environmental concerns in these waterways.
  12. Apply to CALM for license Regulation 17 for 2007 to trap and continue to record data on frog and reptile species in the Hay Park wetlands to compare with NMSHS wetlands.
  13. Install a settling tank to purify bore water flow into Koopoolang Pond.
  14. Produce a new web page on the Habitat project.

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