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Douglas Shire Wetlands


Project lead


WetlandCare Australia


(not documented)


On-ground work

Case study type

Queensland Wetlands Program (QWP) management case study

Funding source

Australian Government

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

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End date



Two wetlands were subject to on-ground works in the Douglas Shire: McDowell swamp and Maslin’s wetland. Maslin’s swamp was highly weed infested. An agreement was reached with the landholder to undertake weed control using bioactive glyphosphate. McDowell’s swamp was also weed infested and subject to pest management with a focus on removal of olive hymenachne, pond apple and para grass. In addition, the upper reaches of the swamp were fenced off to allow for crash grazing at appropriate times to control hymenachne and para grass.


(not documented)


There is a need to be aware of and plan for the seasons in the Wet Tropics. Fencing was delayed because of a prolonged wet season and difficulties were encountered sourcing materials for fencing.

Reference ID

Douglas Shire wetland rehabilitation

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2015) Douglas Shire Wetlands, WetlandInfo website, accessed 25 June 2024. Available at:

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