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Warmuth_Saunders_Urban fringe weed management initiative – a collaborative approach to weed management

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Beyond the Edge: Australia's First National Peri-urban Conference …

Beyond the Edge: Australia's First National Peri-urban Conference
La Trobe University
Oct 2013

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  • 1. Urban Fringe Weed Management Initiative Initiative Two Council’s Perspectives
  • 2. Urban Fringe Weed Management Initiative       $4 million 4 years (10/11–13/14) Matched funding Environmental weed control Public land 7 projects
  • 3. Underlying Principles       Collaboration – Project working group Landscape-scale Strategic Asset-based Biosecurity approach MERI framework (Monitoring Evaluating Reporting Improvement)
  • 4. Warrandyte to Kinglake Habitat Corridor
  • 5. Strategic Asset Based Biosecurity Approach
  • 6. Systems: Planning, Mapping and Reporting
  • 7. Tall Damp Forest High population European gardens Dandenong Ranges = lots of weeds Strong environmental community volunteers
  • 8. Methods
  • 9. What makes these projects work? Effective Project Working Group Creative Project Coordinator Landscape Scale Strategic Planning Adaptive Processes Accountability
  • 10. What will our UFWMI legacy be?  Reduced weed cover and extent   Over 4,000 hectares Over $2 million of on-ground weed control Improved biodiveristy  Developed collaborative relationships  Leveraged other funding  Systems and planning for the future 