15202: Esperance Coastal Corridor Weed Project

    The priority area of the coastal macro-corridor near Esperance is recognised federally being listed under the EPBC Act 1999 as a threatened ecological community for 'Proteaceae Dominated Kwongkan Shrubland', it is also important known feeding ground for the EPBC listed Carnaby's Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris).   The Shire of Esperance Environmental Weeds Strategy listed their top 10 environmental weeds, including Victorian Tea Tree (Leptospermum laevigatum) which has numerous small infestations mapped within this priority coastal corridor remnant vegetation. 

    This project will conduct:                                                                                                                    * Initial and follow-up treatments for 10 priority infestations of Victorian Tea Tree, in the coastal        reserve west of Esperance and north of CapeLeGrand National Park.
    * Train Shire works team and their sub-contractors on appropriate weed (& dieback) hygeine           operations.
    * Engage and educate school groups, community members, landholders and Esperance                   Aboriginal Green Army team in monitoring, mapping, treatment and restoration of specific sites.
    * Install information signage at key sites.
    * Follow-up restoration /revegetation at required sites with local provenance seed/ seedlings.

    Investment: $ 37 000
    In-kind contribution: $ 35 338
    Delivery organisation: Esperance Weeds Action Group
    Project duration: July 2016 - December 2017
    Location: Shire of Esperance
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