Wilson Inlet Dung Beetle Initiative
The Wilson Inlet Catchment has a large seasonal gap in winter dung beetle activity which coincides with the vast majority of agricultural nutrient export to Wilson Inlet. Dung beetles will help to address these nutrients exported into a borderline eutrophic estuary, as well as increase on farm sustainability. There is an enormous opportunity to fill this dung beetle gap with suitable beetles raised under the Australian Government's $23M dollar dung beetle program. This State NRM grant will fund monitoring, translocation and establishment of 4 beetle nurseries and an education program to plug the Wilson Inlet Catchment winter dung beetle gap.