BMRG is working with regional councils, community, landcare and catchment groups on reducing the impacts of invasive weeds following the January 2013 floods.
The Burnett Catchment Care Association (BCCA), the North Burnett Landcare Group and the North Burnett & Bundaberg regional councils are the main proponents in delivering the program.
Financial assistance will be available for landholders to aid and escalate the mitigation of these threats.
Public education and awareness activities will provide information about the impact of floods on the spread of invasive species to ensure landholders are able to identify and manage new and emerging threats.
Advice from a Burnett Mary weeds technical group has advocated an integrated approach to managing invasive weeds through the use of chemical, biological and mechanical controls and the use of ground cover. Each of these techniques will be incorporated into the weeds mitigation programs.
List of Projects under the Flood Recovery Weed Management Program
|Management of parthenium at the riparian zone – Upper Kolan River catchment||Bundaberg Regional Council|
|Improve and expand biological control facilities for cat’s claw creeper in Bundaberg region||Bundaberg Regional council|
|Improve and relocate biological control activities of salvinia in Bundaberg Region||Bundaberg Regional Council|
|Management of giant rat’s tail grass in flood affected areas of the Burnett River downstream||Bundaberg Regional Council|
|Investigate and improve biological control of giant rat’s tail grass and giant Parramatta grass using naturally occurring fungus Nigrospora oryzae||Bundaberg Regional Council|
|Establishment of biological control facilities for cat’s claw, blue heliotrope and parthenium at Monto High School ground||North Burnett Landcare Group|
|Establishment of weed management crew to manage emerging weeds due to flooding in North Burnett region||North Burnett Landcare Group|
|Management of invasive plants in 3 riparian zones of North Burnett region||North Burnett Regional Council|
|Employment of a Weeds Coordinator in the North Burnett region||North Burnett Regional Council|
|Education and awareness program for weed identification throughout the flooded area of the Burnett region||North Burnett Regional Council|
List of Priority Invasive Species
Cat's Claw Creeper
Giant Rat's Tail Grass