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    09076: Control of blackberry and bridal creeper in the Warren River catchment

    Blackberry infestation on the banks of the Warren River. Courtesy Lee Fontanini
    Blackberry infestation on the banks of the Warren River. Courtesy Lee Fontanini

    Blackberry is a major environmental weed of WA, infesting a 600 km by 100 km belt from Perth to Albany. Bridal creeper is also a significant threat. The Manjimup district is a hotspot in the south-west for both species. The area is a priority for treatment as it retains a significant proportion of intact native vegetation and biodiversity that needs to be protected.

    Targeted priority populations of both species will be treated as part of this project. A total 80 ha of blackberry, 20 ha of bridal creeper, and infestations of willow, gorse and boneseed will be treated.

    Building the capacity of the community to identify weeds of national significance such as blackberry and bridal creeper, and to take action, is also a high priority. As many such weeds are not widespread in the south-west, they are relatively unknown to the community and land managers.

    This project will raise awareness of the effects of such weeds on native fauna and flora, recreation and agriculture, and train community members and landholders to identify and manage these weeds.

    Investment: $ 195 000
    Delivery organisation: Warren Catchment Council
    Project duration: July 2010 - September 2012
    Location: Warren River catchment area
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