10061: Weed control in reserves that contain threatened ecological communities and declared rare flora in Serpentine
With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project will control invasive weeds-mainly lovegrass and watsonia-in three reserves at Serpentine.
Two of these reserves have been identified by the state as being of high conservation value and are included in the Bush Forever classification. They are the Serpentine Sports Reserve and the Serpentine Cemetery Reserve. A wetland Karnup Road is the third reserve.
All three sites have threatened ecological communities with species of declared rare flora being found in the two Bush Forever reserves.
In addition to controlling weeds in the Serpentine Sports Reserve, this reserve will be treated for the control of dieback.
|Investment:||$ 19 000|
|In-kind contribution:||$ 9 860|
|Delivery organisation:||Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire|
|Project duration:||July 2011 - February 2012|
|Location:||Three reserves in Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire—Serpentine Sports Reserve, Serpentine Cemetery and wetland on Karnup Road|
Major project achievements
- 17.2 ha of weeds such as lovegrass and watsonia were controlled within three Shire-managed reserves in the Serpentine area.
- 4.7 ha of one reserve were treated for dieback.
Department of Environment and Conservation
Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire (08) 9526 1111 or email@example.com