Banksia Woodlands: A Restoration Guide for the Swan Coastal Plain launched


WA Biodiversity Science Institute CEO Peter Zurzolo, Vern Newton from Hanson Construction Materials, Stephen Dawson and Kings Park Biodiversity Conservation Centre director of science Ben Miller.
WA Biodiversity Science Institute CEO Peter Zurzolo, Vern Newton from Hanson Construction Materials, Stephen Dawson and Kings Park Biodiversity Conservation Centre director of science Ben Miller.

TWO decades of research has resulted in a book to guide Banksia woodland restoration.

State Environment Minister Stephen Dawson launched Banksia Woodlands: A Restoration Guide for the Swan Coastal Plain at Kings Park this week on World Environment Day.

It is a collaboration between Kings Park and industry to help specialists meet the challenge of restoring the coastal plain.

It was co-edited by WA scientists Jason Stevens, Deanna Rokich, Vernon Newton, Russell Barrett and Kingsley Dixon.

“This book is the result of 22 years of research by staff at Kings Park and Botanic Garden and Hanson Construction Materials,” Mr Dawson said.

“Active conservation and restoration is essential if we are to ensure the unique biodiversity of the Swan Coastal Plain is maintained for future generations. This book provides the guidance to achieve this goal.

“Many of the plant species in the Banksia Woodlands do not grow naturally anywhere else in the world.

“Long-term collaborative programs between Government and industry are vital to finding solutions for delivering complex biodiversity conservation.”

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