The FBG formed in early 2002 due to the rationalisation and resulting amalgamation of three long running and very successful local groups:
JERAC (Jerramungup Extension and Research Advisory Committee),
Jerramungup Landcare Services, and
Jerramungup Land Conservation District Committee.
The group has brought production and NRM together into a single pathway forward. They have consolidated their progress through a combination of strong strategic skills and effective community action.
The FBG and its founding organisations have been recognised on a number of fronts for their successes in project management, awareness raising, innovation and their ability to attract and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships and community support. The group maintains an excellent track record of locally driven action that has been developed over 30 years, which gives the community a sense of ownership and trust.