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
La Trobe University
Oct 2013

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

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

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