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. It actions landscape scale containment and control of specific invasive weeds on Cape York through improved prevention, response capacity, surveillance and detection of weeds, and supports the establishment of an improved baseline for monitoring emergent weed problems.
Project activities include:
• Consolidate existing mapping to support improved on ground project management and technical advice
• Prevents the establishment and spread of new incursions of targeted species
• Contains and reduces the spread of established Hymenachne at Lakeland, Laura and Cooktown through negotiation of control works with relevant land managers
• Works with Cape York NRM, landholders, Landcare facilitators and ranger programs, where appropriate, to implement a task force approach to the control of weeds on properties engaged in the Sustainable Agriculture program, for the benefit of threatened species. This component of the project is focused on support of the Rubber Vine control program on the Lukin River
• Work with Cape York NRM, CYPMAG, landholders, Landcare facilitator, local government and ranger programs where appropriate to facilitate hosting of CYPMAG meeting and provide a focused information and technical knowledge exchange
• Provide technical support to Cape York NRM and partners for the purpose of containing and reducing the spread of 80ha of established Rubber Vine north of the containment line near Musgrave - Lukin River;