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    13026: Control of weeds in the catchment of Priest Creek in John Forrest National Park

    Friends of John Forrest National Park have worked in difficult areas to locate infestations of watsonia, often among thickets of prickly shrubs and steep, rocky ground. Courtesy Jan King, Friends of John Forrest National Park.
    Friends of John Forrest National Park have worked in difficult areas to locate infestations of watsonia, often among thickets of prickly shrubs and steep, rocky ground. Courtesy Jan King, Friends of John Forrest National Park.

    Priest Creek catchment is located in the south-west corner of John Forrest National Park. The area is zoned for Special Conservation and High Priority Preservation and is an important feeding ground for Carnaby's cockatoos in May and June.

    The Creek has three tributaries and is a tributary of Jane Brook.

    Vast areas of the Priest Creek catchment were invaded by Watsonia weeds which out-competes native vegetation. Herbicide application over the past five years by the Friends Group has resulted in native vegetation recovery.

    This project will continue work to control weeds in the Priest Creek catchment with the aim of protecting declared rare flora Diplolaena andrewsii (Native Wild Rose) and other species that inhabit the area.

    Investment: $ 23 150
    Delivery organisation: Friends of John Forrest National Park - South West
    Project duration: February 2014 - November 2015
    Location: John Forrest National Park, Mundaring
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