Why should we fence and revegetate our waterways?

Fact sheet
A Healthy Estuaries WA fact sheet for grazing farmers on the benefits of fencing and revegetating waterways.
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Fencing stock out of waterways and revegetating the foreshore area is not just important for the environment, it is an opportunity to increase farm productivity. By fencing and revegetating your waterways, you can keep nutrients on the farm, improve stock health, and manage grazing more efficiently. Western Australians value our natural environment and care about our waterways. When farmers fence and revegetate waterways, they are taking action to restore and protect their land and the environment for future generations.

Since 2010, more than 290 farmers across south-west Western Australia (WA) have been participating in projects to keep stock out of waterways and drains. To date, more than 450 km of fencing has been installed as part of the State Government’s Healthy Estuaries WA program and related programs. An additional 200 km is set to be installed by 2024 through Healthy Estuaries WA.

Funding is available through local catchment groups in Healthy Estuaries WA catchments.