Regional Pest Management Strategy 2012-2017: Northern Rivers Region

This document is the pest management strategy for the Northern Rivers Region, which is located on the far North Coast of NSW, and stretches from Grafton in the south, north to the Queensland border at Tweed Heads and west to near Killarney.

Date
1 August 2013
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Publication, Pest management strategy
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-74293-616-1
  • ID OEH20120365
  • File PDF 2.5MB
  • Pages 168
  • Name regional-pest-management-strategy-northern-rivers-region-120365.pdf

This publication recognises that Northern Rivers Region is the most biologically diverse region of NSW and contains the greatest number of endemic plants and animals. The region’s complex ecology and core areas of subtropical rainforest, temperate and dry rainforest provide excellent habitat for this diversity.

This strategy identifies

  • animal pests and weeds and in Northern Rivers Region
  • the values, species and ecological communities that they threaten
  • programs and priorities for pest management
  • the benefits of community involvement.

Lantana is identified as one of the most frequently reported weeds of concern within parks, whilst the most frequently reported pest animals of concern are foxes, wild dogs and cats.

Pest management program achievements include the control of pest animals such as feral pigs, wild dogs and foxes. Weed control and bush regeneration programs have been successful in the rehabilitation of many kilometres of coastal dunes from the dominance of bitou bush.