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.
Rubber Vine Control project staff continue to carry out already established efforts to contain the Rubber Vine threat, through the herbicide spraying of rubber vine on Lukin River, at Yarraden Station.
These activities are conducted in conjunction with the Rubber Vine Control Project contracted to Wunthulpa Aboriginal Land Trust, and include:
• Prioritising new infestation in the Yarraden Station region of the Lukin River, whenever practical and/or notifying appropriate stakeholders of the weed species presence north of the established containment area
• Preventing the establishment and spread of new incursions of targeted species
• Controlling Rubber Vine along the Lukin River area, targeting the weed's source infestation up river, followed by moving systematically down river. To arrest the weed spread down river, when resources allow, investigate and document lower river infestation and incorporate the data into future planning
• Working with Cape York NRM, CYWAFAI, Wunthulpa Aboriginal Land Trust, Ayapathu Rangers and other stakeholders where appropriate, to carry out on-ground works
• Collecting data to update existing mapping of Rubber Vine infestations and control areas