STATE NRM OFFICE

Natural Resource Management in Western Australia

11041: Controlling weedy acacia species in the Mt Barker Kendenup Rail reserve

This project will target infestations of Sydney golden wattle (Acacia longifolia) and Golden wattle (Acacia pycanatha) along 30 km of railway reserve between Tenterden and Mount Barker.

The railway reserve forms a key biodiversity corridor, as described in the Kendenup Bushland Management Plan, and links the 750 mm rainfall zone of Mt Barker with the 450 mm rainfall zone of Cranbrook.

The Oyster Harbour Catchment Group and Kendenup Bushland Management Group have been actively eradicating both acacia species from the area surrounding this project. This project will build on these activities and will help teach surrounding landholders how to identify and control the species.

Investment: $ 32 900
Delivery organisation: Oyster Harbour Catchment Group
Project duration: July 2012 - November 2013
Location: Mt Barker
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