PCE - Pine Wilding Control in High Value Coastal Ecosystems - Crab Creek DNRM
Case study type
Burnett Mary Regional Group NRM Regional Investments: Keeping it Great
23 May 2014
29 May 2015
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.
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.
Last updated: 16 May 2015
This page should be cited as:
Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2015) PCE - Pine Wilding Control in High Value Coastal Ecosystems - Crab Creek DNRM, WetlandInfo website, accessed 24 September 2020. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/pce-pine-wilding-control-in-high-value-coastal-ecosystems-crab-creek-dnrm-6168/