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    11042: Dieback survey and hygiene plan implementation for the Mondurup Reserve

    Dieback affected area within Mondurup Reserve. Courtesy Lynn Heppell, Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee
    Dieback affected area within Mondurup Reserve. Courtesy Lynn Heppell, Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee

    Mondurup Reserve is highly valued by the Mt Barker community due to its close proximity to town and its cultural and recreation significance.

    The reserve also links with other major remnant vegetation areas and waterways, including the Mt Lindesay National Park, Sheep Wash National Park and the Walpole Wilderness, making it an ideal major wildlife corridor.

    The reserve is under threat due to the spread of dieback caused by illegal activity such as wood collection. Dieback kills numerous species of structurally and floristically dominant plant families such as the Proteaceae and Myrtaceae. This, in turn, threatens the existence of rare flora and fauna dependent on these ecosystems.

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project will map the distribution and extent of dieback in the Mondurup Reserve to assist in the development of a hygiene plan. The plan will enable management decisions to be made to protect the biodiversity within the reserve from dieback decline.

    Investment: $ 19 400
    Delivery organisation: Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee
    Project duration: January 2012 - June 2012
    Location: Mondurup Reserve, western edge of Mt Barker between Langton and Mondurup roads

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