Douglas Shire Wetlands
Case study type
Queensland Wetlands Program (QWP) management case study
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.
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.
Douglas Shire wetland rehabilitation
Last updated: 16 May 2015
This page should be cited as:
Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2015) Douglas Shire Wetlands, WetlandInfo website, accessed 13 May 2021. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/douglas-shire-wetlands-a340/