15201: Sharing knowledge to tackle Kimberley Weed Priorities - Neem (Azidirchata indica)

    Neem (Azidirchata indica) is emerging as an insidious and high risk weed to Kimberley bushland. Once planted as a shade tree in many communities, the high rate of spread has resulted in it being widely recognised as a priority weed. 

    In delivering this project Environs Kimberley will:
    - Conduct field training, mapping and management of Neem during 6 field trips (approx. 4-5 days) with different community groups (e.g. Indigenous Rangers, volunteer groups) using identified best method to control Neem populations and restore native vegetation. 
    - Produce a Kimberley Neem Management plan identifying distribution, spread, impact on high priority ecosystems, wetlands and agriculture, management recommendations and best practise control methods. 
    - Conduct communication activities regarding the project, Neems and weeds, and the Neem Management Plan, helping to engage, inform and build capacity within the larger community.

    Field training, mapping and management of Neem will engage and train local community groups (including Indigenous Rangers) whilst decreasing the source population of Neems and restoring native vegetation. 

    Investment: $ 38 000
    In-kind contribution: $ 68 160
    Delivery organisation: Environs Kimberley
    Project duration: July 2016 - June 2017
    Location: Shire of Broome, Shire of Derby-West Kimberley, Shire of Halls Creek, Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley
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