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    11044: Protection of biodiversity in public reserves in the Shire of Denmark

    Remnant vegetation along road verges in the Shire of Denmark will be protected through control of serious environmental weeds and community education. Courtesy State NRM Office.
    Remnant vegetation along road verges in the Shire of Denmark will be protected through control of serious environmental weeds and community education. Courtesy State NRM Office.

    This project aims to protect the environmental and community values of peri-urban reserves and road verges within the Shire of Denmark through control of serious environmental weeds and community education.

    Approximately 200 vegetation associations have been identified within the Shire. Collectively, proposed project sites contain several of these associations as well as flora of regional significance and threatened and priority species. Sites also provide important habitat and ecological corridors for fauna as well as buffers from impacts associated with urban/rural development.

    Project sites are covered by the Shire of Denmark Weed Strategy and Action Plan (total area approximately 100 ha), and the Mount Hallowell Management Plan 2008 (532 ha).

    Members of the Denmark Weed Action Group will remove weeds using minimum disturbance techniques.

    Community members will be encouraged to participate in weeding demonstrations and information will be made available to the public through educational displays, weed alert sheets and media articles.

    Investment: $ 10 000
    Delivery organisation: Denmark Weed Action Group Inc
    Project duration: March 2012 - December 2012
    Location: Shire of Denmark
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