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    10038: The treatment of invasive golden wattle populations within the Gillamii service area

    Golden wattle growing in a roadside nature strip. Courtesy Gen Harvey, Gillamii Centre
    Golden wattle growing in a roadside nature strip. Courtesy Gen Harvey, Gillamii Centre

    Infestations of golden wattle in Gillamii reserves are threatening priority flora and habitat of a number of insect and bird species, including the endangered Carnaby's black-cockatoo.

    If allowed to persist, the wattle is likely to out-compete the native vegetation, including old hollow trees that provide the cockatoo with nesting sites. Infestations of the wattle also create an unpleasant environment for recreational users of the reserves.

    This project will fund the employment of a contractor to eradicate wattle from four sensitive reserves in the Gillamii area. It will also increase awareness in the local community and promote landholder action strategies.

    The project is being carried out with the help of State NRM Program funding.

    Investment: $ 27 100
    Delivery organisation: Gillamii Centre
    Project duration: September 2011 - December 2012
    Location: Reserve 686 in Tenterden, Reserve 5349 in Cranbrook, Lake Poorrarecup Reserve 24853 in Frankland within the Shire of Cranbrook and the Tenterden Nature Reserve in Tenterden

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