Mouse-ear hawkweed eradication project: January 2015–June 2016 Report

The 2015–16 results show that National Parks and Wildlife Service is successfully suppressing mouse-ear hawkweed and working towards eradication of the species. This report highlights the importance of consistent surveillance and treatments for the long-term suppression and eradication of the species from the park.

Date
1 May 2017
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Publication, Report
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-76039-788-3
  • ID OEH20170233
  • File PDF 1.1MB
  • Pages 27
  • Name mouse-ear-hawkweed-eradication-project-2015-2016-report-170233.pdf

Hawkweeds pose a serious threat to the biodiversity of the Australian Alps and surrounding pastoral lands. The only known populations of mouse-ear hawkweed and orange hawkweed in New South Wales (NSW) are situated in separate locations within Kosciuszko National Park. Although orange hawkweed has been managed since its discovery in 2003, mouse-ear hawkweed was only discovered by an experienced bushwalker on 30 December 2014. This was at one site 1.5 km south of Mt Twynam, adjacent to Strzelecki Creek on the Main Range in Kosciuszko National Park.