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PCE - FIDO Weed Management and Environmental Monitoring at Eurong Fraser Island 14/15

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Fraser Island Defenders Organisation Limited (trading as FIDO)

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Burnett Mary Regional Group NRM Regional Investments:  Keeping it Great: Fraser Island Defenders

Funding amount

$57,500

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

19 August 2014

End date

31 May 2015

Summary

FIDO plan to organise three-week long working parties to carry out bush regeneration work on public and private land around the villages of Eurong with the cooperation and support of the Fraser Coast Regional Council, QPWS, the Kingfisher Group, the Eurong Resort and FINIA.

As well as working in the area of Eurong, encouraging landholders to plant only locally native plants, FIDO plans to continue to manage Lantana within the township area.

Several monitoring sites have been established at high visitation areas to assess the volume of sediment movement which need to be maintained and the data gathered recorded and published.

The WONS species the project will be targeting is lantana. The villages of Eurong and Happy Valley are epicentres for garden escapees, including Singapore daisy, Easter cassia, asparagus fern, clivias, madeira vine, mother-in-law’s tongue, agaves, Cocos palm, Brazilian cherry and coral creeper. The weed management and community education in these areas is essential to maintaining the natural integrity of Fraser Island and needs to be ongoing.

Benefits

This project will:
  • rid Eurong of some of the worst environmental weeds and control others to limit their spread and impacts
  • improve the detail and data collected under the monitoring project and measure the relationship of rainfall intensity to sediment movement.

Lesson

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Reference ID

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Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

PCE - FIDO Weed Management and Environmental Monitoring at Eurong Fraser Island 14/15, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 4 August 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/pce-fido-weed-management-and-environmental-monitoring-at-eurong-fraser-island-14-451c/>.

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