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Palmer River Bellyache Bush (BAB) Eradication Project

Website/Report

Project lead

Mitchell River Watershed Management Group Inc

Partnerships

(not documented)

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Everyone’s Environment Grants - Round 3

Funding amount

$70,000

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

(not documented)

End date

(not documented)

Summary

This project builds on Round One funding to:
  • identify and manage the downstream extent of bellyache bush (readily spread by floating seeds) on the Palmer River
  • complement the current control program carried out by the Cook Shire’s Cape York Weeds and Feral Animals Program (focused on the infestation source location) by resourcing a control program for the downstream extent
  • continue to cooperate with project area’s traditional owners, pastoral landholders, miners and kayaking and bushwalking clubs to recruit, inform and train them to participate in the early detection and control of the downstream extent of bellyache bush
  • employ contractors to carry out eradication programs on identified downstream infestations prior to the wet season, before the plants have set seed
  • maintain the bellyache bush database reporting protocol for project stakeholders by recording their involvement in identifying and controlling the downstream extent of bellyache bush
  • limit weed spread in the Mitchell River Catchment through partnerships, public engagement and on-ground works with particular focus on the WONS bellyache bush (BAB) on the Palmer River.

Benefits

(not documented)

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

EEC140095

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Palmer River Bellyache Bush (BAB) Eradication Project, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/palmer-river-bellyache-bush-bab-eradication-project-4aee/>.

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