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PCE - Pine Wilding Control in High Value Coastal Ecosystems - Crab Creek DNRM

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Project lead

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Industries

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Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

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Funding source

Burnett Mary Regional Group NRM Regional Investments: Keeping it Great

Funding amount

$18,182

In-kind contribution

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Start date

23 May 2014

End date

29 May 2015

Summary

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) will engage an external contractor in order to control pine wildling on sectors C, D, G, H, J and remaining area still untreated in South line sector of the Crab Creek wetland. The project will aim to reduce the negative effect pine wildings are having on this significant environmental area. The project will be supervised by DNRM throughout all stages of project implementation.

Pine wildlings out-compete EPBC threatened flora species alter habitat for EPBC threatened fauna species found in the area. They also exacerbate the risk of increased fire intensity.

The pine wildings are maturing to a second and possibly third generation as control has been limited for a number of years. Without control there will be an increased effect on the native vegetation communities through competition and a change to fire intensity.

Importantly, this project builds on previous projects funded by Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) for this purpose as well as management measures to remove illegal use of recreational vehicles within the Crab Creek wetland area.

Benefits

The project aims to efficiently cull pine wildlings within sectors C, D, G, H, J and remaining area still untreated in South line sector in order to reduce the negative effect of pine wildlings on these coastal ecosystems.

Lesson

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Reference ID

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Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

PCE - Pine Wilding Control in High Value Coastal Ecosystems - Crab Creek DNRM, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 4 August 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/pce-pine-wilding-control-in-high-value-coastal-ecosystems-crab-creek-dnrm-6168/>.

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