Booral & Round Island Project Weed Management
Case study type
This project builds on previous investments under the Keeping it Great Program to control and treat existing invasive pest plant infestations. This will be achieved through best practice pest management using chemical, mechanical and cultural techniques while ensuring the sensitivity of the site is not compromised.
The project site covers an area of approximately 9 ha within the boundaries of the Fraser Coast regional Council local government area and part of the Great Sandy Marine Park. The relevant land owners are the Queensland Government managing the State land area and two individuals as the freehold owners.
The project site consists of vegetation described under the Queensland Government’s Regional Ecosystems:
12.1.2 - Estuarine wetlands saltpan vegetation including grassland, herbland and sedgeland on marine clay plains
12.1.3 - Mangrove shrubland to low closed forest on marine clay plains and estuaries
12.3.8 - Palustrine wetland swamps with Cyperus spp., Schoenoplectus spp. and Eleocharis spp. of concern
12.3.11 - Eucalyptus tereticornis +/Eucalyptus siderophloia, Corymbia intermedia open forest on alluvial plains usually near coast of concern.
The Myrtle Mangrove Osbornia octodonta has recently been recorded at the site. This species has a patchy distribution and is uncommon in the region.
Subtropical and Temperate Coastal Saltmarsh is a Threatened Ecological Community found at the site. The saltmarsh extends to the high tide mark in the mangrove vegetation and along sections of the western bank of the creek.
Natural resource management at this site will assist in the maintenance of a significant habitat site for the Green Turtle, and:
Last updated: 6 December 2022
This page should be cited as:
Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2022) Booral & Round Island Project Weed Management, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/booral-round-island-project-weed-management-a2cd/