Gully erosion causes significant amounts of sediment to enter Cape York waterways. Around a million tonnes of sediment washes through southern Cape York’s Normanby catchment every year due to gully erosion. Gullies create more problems than just run off —they damage pasture, wreck fences and cause injury to cattle.
Cape York NRM delivered Sustainable grazing management and on-ground works: maintaining Cape York’s resource base for sustainable management and use – reducing pests and weeds, improving water quality in 2013-2016. The project was funded by the Queensland Government’s Queensland Natural Resource Management Investment Program.
Calotrope (Calotrope procera) was introduced to Australia as an ornamental plant. Although it is not currently a declared species under Queensland legislation, its control in Cook Shire is a priority.