Cape York NRM 2013-16 Queensland Regional Natural Resource Management Investment Program

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This QLD Governments investment through the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, aligns to the regional NRM program priorities and themes of Weeds and Pests, Sustainable Agriculture and Water Quality and comprises of 3 main projects. Project 1- 'Reducing the impact of pests and weeds: Strategic landscape scale control while building land management knowledge and skills'. This project delivers strategic landscape scale invasive species management on Cape York by improved containment, prevention, response capacity, surveillance and detection of weeds (including Hymenachne, Gamba Grass and Rubber vine) and feral animal control program targeting central Cape York. Project 2 'Sustainable grazing management and on-ground works: maintaining Cape York's agricultural resource base for sustainable management and use- reducing pests and weeds and improving water quality'. This project strategically focuses on three different regions of Cape York; the Lakeland Agricultural area, an East to West corridor from Silver Plains to Aurukun that is comprised of grazing leases and aboriginal land and properties in central Cape York in a targeted baiting and shooting feral animal and weed control program. The project promotes grazing and horticulture best practices and utilises skilled and experienced extension people to engage with farmers, industry and community groups. Project 3 'Integrated vertebrate pest management program- maintaining Cape York's resource base for sustainable management and use'. This project delivers integrated aerial and on-ground feral animal management and monitoring through coordination and cooperation among several stakeholder groups including the West Coast Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance. The primary aim is to reduce feral pig numbers to increase hatching success of three endangered turtle species and improve land condition of western Cape York Peninsula.

This small grant will provide resources for control of Sickle Pod on Holroyd Station. 

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In 2014 Seymour Out Bush completed the Temple Bay Pond Apple Project, with the main objective of the project was capacity building of the participants in the form of training, mentoring and on-ground control work.

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This Rubber Vine Control project has continued to carry out the established efforts to contain the Rubber Vine threat to by the method of spraying the rubber vine on Lukin River on Yarraden Station also carried out in 2014.

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This project continues the 3 year program which implements strategic and coordinated pest management actions to reduce the impacts of invasive species on the natural, agricultural and cultural values of Cape York.

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This project documents the aquatic fauna and quantify the water quality of wetlands on Violet Vale Station.

This project takes a regional approach to biosecurity management in Cape York Peninsula and will enhance the coordination of: · on-ground activities to manage priority biosecurity threats, · training, education and awareness raising opportunities, and · collaborative arrangements with government and non-government stakeholders to identify, manage and mitigate high priority biosecurity threats.
This project is to construct a bio-fertiliser factory on farm. The target is to increase the use of biological preparations and bio-fertilizers with the aim of increasing biological diversity and density in our soil. Increased biological activity in the soil will result in healthier crops and better utilisation of resources including fertiliser and water.
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As part of their turtle nest protection strategy, the Kowanyama Rangers worked in cooperation with a dedicated on-ground “Feral Control Team” specialising in culling pigs and wild dogs. The FCT acting as part of “Operation Bikki Bikki”

This project implements strategic and coordinated weed management actions to reduce the impacts of invasive species on the natural, agricultural and cultural values of Cape York. 

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This consultancy for the development and writing of a project plan and a grant application for a proposed Litter and Illegal Dumping Program.

This small grant provides resources for control of snake weed and to reseed pasture with suitable grass species on Lakeland distric property.

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This project delivered capacity building and mentoring to the Kuku yu people, within the Temple Bay area, through a Pond Apple survey and control program.

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This project is part of a three (3) year program aimed at the implementation of a strategic and coordinated pest management action, plan to reduce the impacts of invasive species on the natural, agricultural and cultural values of Cape York Peninsula.

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This Rubber Vine Control Project is an integral part of a three year program aimed at implementing a strategic and coordinated pest management action plan to reduce the impacts of invasive species on the natural, agricultural and cultural values of Cape York Peninsula.

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This project forms part of a broader pest management program, delivering on a strategy of integrated aerial and on-ground feral pig control measures that invoves shooting, trapping and baiting, to reduce pig numbers by 70 percent each year in an area of more than 820,000 hectares.

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This project delivered strategic and coordinated pest management actions to reduce the impacts of invasive species on the natural, agricultural and cultural values of Cape York.

This project forms part of a broader pest management program delivering on a strategy of integrated aerial and on-ground feral pig control measures.

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This project forms part of a broader pest management program delivering a strategy of integrated aerial and on-ground feral pig control measures involving shooting, trapping and baiting.

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Gamba Grass (Andropogon gayanus) is a significant weed in Queensland and is a declared pest under Queensland legislation. Cape York NRM provides support to the Injinoo Ra

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This project aims to support Cape York Natural Resource Management Ltd. Board of Directors in the development of a Corporate Strategic Plan.

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This small grant supports herbicide purchase for the control of Rubber Vine, Sicklepod and Caltrope at Soda Springs.

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This project forms part of a broader pest management program delivering on a strategy of integrated aerial and on-ground feral pig control measures involving shooting, trapping and baiting.

This small grant supports herbicide purchase for the control of Rubber Vine, Sicklepod, Blue Snake Weed and Caltrope, at Mt McLean and One Mile Farm

The Western Cape Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance (WCTTAA) represents an agreement between land and sea managers from Pormpuraaw, Napranum, Mapoon and Northern Peninsula Area, to work together for the protection of marine turtles along the west coast of Cape York.

This project is part of a larger program, implementing strategic and coordinated pest management to reduce the impacts of invasive species on the natural, agricultural and cultural values of Cape York.