Coastal Tourism with Nyul Nyul Rangers

MIDDLE LAGOON

As part of the West Kimberley Nature Project, Environs Kimberley has been working with the Nyul Nyul Rangers to manage the monsoon vine thicket patch at Middle Lagoon.

This site is significant as it is the only location on the Dampier Peninsula where Diospyros maratima is known to occur. Situated on a dune system on-top of a headland, the patch has become degraded due to increased tourist traffic and off-road driving through the dunes.

As part of the management plan, the dune had now been fenced off and natural restoration is being assisted through weed control activities. In consultation with the Nyul Nyul Rangers, their steering committee, elders and the local community, an eco-cultural interpretive sign and information sheet have been developed to encourage an understanding of the cultural and environmental significance of the area and guide users to minimise their impact. Funding for signage and brochures was supported through the Kimberley Land Council/WWF Coastal Tourism Project.

Environs Kimberley is continuing to work with the rangers to further fence and protect this area in 2012/13, through the West Kimberley Nature Project, and with extra funding assistance from the Rangelands NRM WA Coastal Grants.

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