Special Collections at Murdoch University

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Stirling salt stoppers

(1989) Stirling salt stoppers. Elders Weekly, 21 September 1989. p. 69 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Salinity has spread through the Stirling region due to extensive land clearing on the hills above salt lakes. Ian Lehmann and his family have embraced an experimental ethos for their conservation efforts. Tree planting is an important project on the Lehmann property, they are a necessary windbreak to prevent wind erosion and help use groundwater to prevent salinity. The experimentation with salt tolerant plants has also been adopted by Ian's wife, Sandie, who grows a paddock of proteas to sell to local traders.

This article contains a photograph of Sandie Lehmann with a bunch of proteas she grew next to the salt lake.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1989 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56208
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