12050: Weed mapping along the Chapman River

    A foreshore assessment survey of the Chapman River undertaken more than 10 years ago identified a number of serious environmental weeds.  Anecdotal evidence from farmers and town-site residents suggests that weed populations are building in sections of the river. Prickly pear, Castor oil plant, Agave, Pepper's and grasses such as Fountain grass are amongst the invaders.

    An environmental consultant will work with staff from the Shire of Chapman Valley and landholders to map significant weed infestations along the Chapman River and in selected reserves with high quality vegetation.

    This will enable the shire to review weed management issues and to develop a more integrated approach to managing weed populations.

    Investment: $ 12 000
    Delivery organisation: Shire of Chapman Valley
    Project duration: December 2012 - April 2013
    Location: Chapman River where there is a river reserve

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