Regional Pest Management Strategy 2012-2017: Northern Tablelands Region

This document is the pest management strategy for the Northern Tablelands Region, which stretches from the NSW–Queensland border in the north, to below Walcha and Tamworth in the south and from around Warialda/Gunnedah in the west to half way down the escarpment in the east.

Date
1 August 2013
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Publication, Pest management strategy
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-74293-626-0
  • ID OEH20120375
  • File PDF 1.3MB
  • Pages 76
  • Name regional-pest-management-strategy-northern-tablelands-region-120375.pdf

This publication acknowledges that the region has a significant diversity in landscapes ranging from warm temperate rainforests on the eastern escarpment, open woodlands and high-altitude wetlands to spinifex communities on the western slopes. This diversity is reflected in the wide range of pest animal and weed species.

The strategy identifies:

  • pest animals and weeds in the region
  • values, communities and native species that they threaten
  • programs and priorities for pest management.

Wild dogs are targeted as a priority pest animal and foxes are also listed as a major environmental and agricultural pest. Weed species prioritised include lantana, blackberry, perennial cat’s claw programs and preferred control methods creeper, tree of heaven, honey locust and St John’s wort.

The highest priority is given to preventing new weed species from becoming established in reserves.