PEST & WEED MANAGEMENT
The Yuku Baja Muliku rangers are working with a number of community groups to further their knowledge and management of pests and weeds.
A five year Pest, Plant and Feral Animal Management Plan has also been developed in order to identify pests, plants and feral animals in the area and the best way to control them in order to ensure economic and environmental viability, protection of cultural sites, effective maintenance of water quality and the promotion of biodiversity.
This has included erecting exclusion fences to prevent feral pigs and cattle from degrading and damaging water sources.
Currently, six areas are being monitored for feral pigs and three traps have been installed at different locations and in different seasons. The rangers have also been carrying out ongoing weed management, targeting hymenachne, lantana, sensitive weed, knob weed and giant sensitive plants.