01 Jul 2013
Cape York NRM 2013-16 Queensland Regional Natural Resource Management Investment Program
This QLD Governments investment through the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, aligns to the regional NRM program priorities and themes of Weeds and Pests, Sustainable Agriculture and Water Quality and comprises of 3 main projects.
'Reducing the impact of pests and weeds: Strategic landscape scale control while building land management knowledge and skills'. This project delivers strategic landscape scale invasive species management on Cape York by improved containment, prevention, response capacity, surveillance and detection of weeds (including Hymenachne, Gamba Grass and Rubber vine) and feral animal control program targeting central Cape York.
'Sustainable grazing management and on-ground works: maintaining Cape York's agricultural resource base for sustainable management and use- reducing pests and weeds and improving water quality'. This project strategically focuses on three different regions of Cape York; the Lakeland Agricultural area, an East to West corridor from Silver Plains to Aurukun that is comprised of grazing leases and aboriginal land and properties in central Cape York in a targeted baiting and shooting feral animal and weed control program. The project promotes grazing and horticulture best practices and utilises skilled and experienced extension people to engage with farmers, industry and community groups.
'Integrated vertebrate pest management program- maintaining Cape York's resource base for sustainable management and use'. This project delivers integrated aerial and on-ground feral animal management and monitoring through coordination and cooperation among several stakeholder groups including the West Coast Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance. The primary aim is to reduce feral pig numbers to increase hatching success of three endangered turtle species and improve land condition of western Cape York Peninsula.
Projects funded by this investment
This project is to construct a bio-fertiliser factory on farm.
This project takes a regional approach to biosecurity management in Cape York Peninsula and will enhance the coordination of:
The Rubber Vine Control project continues to carry out the established efforts to contain the Rubber Vine threat to within and south of the Lukin R
This project forms part of a broader pest management program delivering on a strategy of integrated aerial and on-ground feral pig control measures
This project delivers capacity building and mentoring to the Kuku yu people, with Pond Apple survey and control within the Temple Bay area.
A Sicklepod spraying program continues on Lukin River Station, on the southern side of Pretender River; Holroyd Station, on the northern side of P
This project mapped existing populations of sicklepod (Senna obtusifolia) on the central Cape York cluster, including the properties of Yarraden, H
This project implements strategic and coordinated weed management actions to reduce the impacts of invasive species on the natural, agricultural an
This project documents the aquatic fauna and quantify the water quality of wetlands on Violet Vale Station.