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Invasive Species in the Ord River Floodplain

Community Management Planning

Invasive weeds are a major threat to the Ord Catchment and some of the most serious Weeds of National Significance (WoNS) are found in the area.

This project aims to identify and prioritise, with the aid of landowner collaboration, weeds to be targeted in an on-ground control program. Bordering the Lower Ord Ramsar site prevalent weeds include Parkinsonia, Luecaena, Noogoora Burr and Bellyache bush. The identification, mapping, control and monitoring of these weeds will aid in the protection of the Ramsar site. Applying treatment control before plants can grow and deliver seed to the Ramsar area, combined with active on-ground control will assist in the long term protection of this significant area.

The project will also focus on feral pig control upstream of the RAMSAR site and engagement with landholders through mapping, prioritisation and carrying out weed control.


Ord Land and Water

More Information

Dick Pasfield, Ord Land & Water and Volker Mischker, Program Manager (Kimberley), Rangelands NRM