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31 Jul 2014

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Strategic Pest & Weed Management July-Dec 2014

Project summary

This project is part of a 3 year program that implements strategic and coordinated pest management actions to reduce the impacts of invasive species on the natural, agricultural and cultural values of Cape York. The project implements landscape scale containment and control of specific invasive weeds on Cape York through improved prevention, response capacity, surveillance and detection of weeds and helps establish a better baseline to monitor emerging weed problems. 

Project activities include:

  • Consolidate existing mapping to support improved on ground project management and technical advice;
  • Preventing the establishment and spread of new incursions of targeted species;
  • Containing and reducing the further spread of established Hymenachne at Lakeland, Laura and Cooktown through negotiation of control works with relevant land managers;
  • Working with Cape York NRM, landholders, Landcare facilitator and ranger programs where appropriate to implement a task force approach to the control of weeds on properties engaged in Sustainable Agriculture program that benefit threatened species; for this component of the project focus will be on support to Rubber Vine control program on the Lukin River
  • Work with Cape York NRM, CYPMAG, landholders, Landcare facilitator, local government and ranger programs where appropriate to facilitate hosting of CYPMAG meeting and provide a focused information and technical knowledge exchange 
  • Provision of technical support to Cape York NRM and partners for the purpose of containing and reducing the further spread of 80ha. of established Rubber vine north of the containment line near Musgrave- Lukin River;
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