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.
These works targeted Rubber Vine control at the Lukin River Containment Area. Activities included the prioritisation of any new infestation in the north general region of the Lukin River, whenever practical and/or notifying appropriate stakeholders of its presence north of the established containment area.
A focus was on the source of infestation up river and moving systematically down river. Scope also included investigating and documenting its lower infestation and incorporate into future planning to halt its march down river.
This project provided support to establish strong legacy by ensuring local Traditional Owners are empowered with resources, technical expertise, project details to date and leadership of project in order to champion land management in their “country”.
People and Partnerships are integral to successful natural resource management on Cape York. The summer edition of the newsletter (Issue 25) showcases the importance of partnerships, and highlights some of the great work that has taken place on Cape York in 2015.