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.
The project continues to carry out the ongoing established efforts in Cape York, to contain the Rubber Vine threat to within and south of the Lukin River. It runs in conjunction with the Rubber Vine Control project contracted to WiIllmann Pastoral Co on Yarraden Station.
Project activities include:
• Prioritising any new infestation in the Yarraden Station region of the Lukin River, whenever practical and/or notifying appropriate stakeholders of its presence north of the established containment area
• Preventing the establishment and spread of new incursions of targeted species
• Control Rubber Vine along the Lukin River area, targeting its source infestation in upper river reaches, moving systematically down river. When resources allow, investigate and document lower river infestation, incorporating the new area into future planning to halt the weed spread
• Work with Cape York NRM, CYWAFAI, Wunthulpa Aboriginal Land Trust, Ayapathu Rangers and other stakeholders where appropriate, to carry out on ground works
• Collect data to update existing mapping for Rubber Vine infestations and control areas