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    09089: Protection and enhancement of a priority 4 species and enhancement of wetlands in Bush Forever site 378, Serpentine

    Yangedi Reserve with the airfield aviation tower in the background. Courtesy Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire
    Yangedi Reserve with the airfield aviation tower in the background. Courtesy Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire

    Yangedi Reserve (Bush Forever site 378) is a 64.7 ha shire reserve that contains two conservation category and resource enhancement wetlands and a priority 4 flora species. The reserve forms part of the buffer for wetlands associated with the Serpentine River, which is a river of significance in the Peel-Harvey region.

    The spread of dieback and weeds is threatening the health of the reserve's 40 ha of remnant vegetation. An active airfield within the reserve, with more than 300 members, also poses potential threats to the surrounding vegetation, increasing the area's fire risk and damaging vegetation.

    This project aims to map and identify dieback and weed-affected areas within the reserve and implement treatment and control measures.

    It will also identify areas of degradation that may require revegetation and enhancement. Members of the airfield will be engaged as part of the project to encourage participation in remedial works and raise awareness of the threats facing the reserve.

    Signs to delineate parking areas away from vegetated areas will also be provided to reduce the clearing and disturbance of existing vegetation.

    Investment: $ 14 000
    In-kind contribution: $ 15 000
    Delivery organisation: Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire
    Project duration: July 2010 - December 2011
    Location: Reserve number 25911, Lot 164 Yangedi Road, Hopeland, Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire

    Major project achievements

    • Dieback and weed surveys completed for the reserve.
    • 32 ha of reserve treated for dieback and weeds.
    • Educational pamphlet produced to inform Aircraft Builders Club members of dieback and the practices needed to reduce its spread.
    • 5 signs erected to delineate parking areas away from vegetated areas.

    Project partners

    Serpentine Aircraft Builders Club

    More information

    Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire (08) 9526 1111 or info@sjshire.wa.gov.au

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