Development of a Strategic Approach to Weed Management on Kaanju Homelands
Traditional Owners based on Kannju Ngaachi
Wolverton Pastoral Company
Bald Hill Enterprises
non-Indigenous leaseholders on Kaanju Holelands
Queensland Government (DNRMW)
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
On-ground work, Planning
Case study type
National Landcare Program
The project developed a strategic weed management plan for Kaanju Ngaachi, an area encompassing 840,000ha centred on the Wenlock and Pascoe Rivers in Cape York Peninsula. The project spanned approximately 62,650ha of country targeting olive hymenachne, lucerne, Sida cordifolia (flannel bush), Pseudelephantopus spicatus (tobacco bush), Centrosema mole (centro), Senna occidentalis (coffee senna) and snake weed. Weeds were removed from some locations by hand-pulling, including at a lagoon at Chuulangun where olive hymenachne was removed.
Access due to inundated country can hinder on-ground works in northern Australia and make face-to-face meetings with partners problematic. Longer time frames are required to accommodate the wet season.
Last updated: 16 May 2015
This page should be cited as:
Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2015) Development of a Strategic Approach to Weed Management on Kaanju Homelands, WetlandInfo website, accessed 24 September 2020. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/development-of-a-strategic-approach-to-weed-management-on-kaanju-homelands-1f07/