Can Automation be a region - e.g. wah-wah guitar

Hi, I can’t chop the automation to bars - I don’t want to have to go through entire songs wah-ing up and down, I just want to chop one waka-laka cycle and copy it like audio or midi - is that possible?
It looks like its not possible as the automation seems to belong to the track, whereas each audio region is just something that happens to be being played at the time. However, it would be great if i could cut and paste automation shapes, and save them for future projects
Thanks Justin