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Presented by Naomi Wilson Landcare Facilitator Investing in Projects to Change Practice and Build Community Capacity _________________________________________________________ Barkly Landcare & Conservation Association Northern Territory, Australia
Putting it in Action – Tackling Weeds Strategic Management of Parkinsonia in the Upper Georgina Catchment, NT. Project Area: 3.5m Ha Pastoral Leases: 12 Budget: $153,000 Duration: 12 months Georgina Upper 3,500,000 ha
Example: The survey uncovered infestations that land managers didn’t know were there and wouldn’t have included in the treatment program. Unknown and untreated infestations jeopardise investments downstream. 2008 DOWN STREAM INVESTMENT: $140,000 (approx) COST OF SURVEY: $1,700 of a total $35,000
Putting it in Action – Tackling Weeds No parki present Most sites well below 50 individuals Only a few sites with significant numbers of adults present BUT Evidence of re-establishment across the catchment
Putting it in Action – Tackling Weeds Numbers of adults beginning to increase Numbers of adults still decreasing Increases in juveniles and seedlings across the catchment warn of potential rapid increase coming