History

In the late 1970s the Lands Department of West Australia excised approximately 2000 hectares from Meda Station, a pastoral lease, for the purposes of encouraging environmental work in the demonstration of pasture regeneration and land care protection in the region. The special conditions lease over the property offered to make the title a freehold if half the property could be planted with improved pasture grasses and legumes and boundary fenced within a certain time period.

In 1978 this special lease was for sale and directors of the Institute Of Ecotechnics decided to raise the investment necessary to do this project because of the opportunity to apply an ecotechnics total systems approach to regenerate pastures on land degraded by overgrazing and erosion.

 

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