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.