Orange Hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum) Control Program Annual Report 2010-2011

Kosciuszko National Park

The findings in this report provide support for the continuation of the Orange Hawkweed Control Program. The implementation of this program over two years has significantly improved our knowledge of the species extent, biological processes and provided improved treatment methods.

Date
1 July 2011
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ID OEH20110566
  • File PDF 3.4MB
  • Pages 62
  • Name orange-hawkweed-control-program-annual-report-2010-2011-110566.pdf

Orange Hawkweed, a National Environmental Alert List Weed and Class 1 Noxious Weed in NSW, was discovered in Kosciuszko National Park (KNP) in December 2003. This weed is considered a significant threat to biodiversity and native ecosystems if it is not successfully eradicated (National Heritage Trust 2003, Morgan 2000).

The NPWS is required under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 to; reduce the negative impact of weeds on the economy, community and environment, to restrict the spread and reduce the area of existing significant weeds. Under the guide of the NSW Invasive Species Plan one of the main goals is to eliminate, or prevent the spread of new invasive species.