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    10070: Invasive species control and revegetation for protection of threatened ecological communities in Brickwood Reserve, Byford

    Community members view wildflowers in Brickwood Reserve. Courtesy Landcare Serpentine Jarrahdale Inc.
    Community members view wildflowers in Brickwood Reserve. Courtesy Landcare Serpentine Jarrahdale Inc.

    Brickwood Reserve is one of the largest and most intact examples of two endangered ecological community types, Eucalyptus calophylla-Kingia Australia woodlands and Banksia attenuatta-Eucalyptus marginata woodlands.

    It also contains several rare and threatened plant species and is one of the largest and most intact areas of remnant vegetation found on the alluvial soils on the eastern side of the Swan Coastal Plain. 

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project aims to provide ongoing protection to the reserve through the implementation of a management program aimed at controlling Phytophthora ('dieback') and weed infestations. This builds on earlier work on weed mapping and seed collection for revegetation of areas cleared of weed infestations.

    The project will also provide community engagement to raise local awareness regarding invasive species and their control.

    Investment: $ 17 600
    In-kind contribution: $ 2 700
    Other contribution: $ 15 150
    Delivery organisation: Landcare Serpentine Jarrahdale Inc.
    Project duration: January 2012 - August 2012
    Location: Crown Reserve generally bounded by Mead Street, Warrington Road and Soldiers Road in Byford

    Major project achievements

    • Weeds controlled throughout the reserve.
    • 1000 seedlings grown from seeds collected in the reserve planted throughout the reserve.

    More information

    Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale; Byford Enviro Link; South West Catchments Council; general community

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