Jali Lpcal Aboriginal Land Council Environmental Trust Restoration Project achieves great outcomes
Supervised mentoring of the Aboriginal Green team has focussed on the development of individual team member skills on ground bush regeneration techniques, site assessment, plant identification, independent working, project planning, cultural site assessment, monitoring and reporting tasks. As a result, the Jali Green team has built capacity to undertake to biodiversity conservation on Jali Land Council lands.
Richard Burer EnviTE’ Environment’s Indigenous Project Specialist who has been mentoring the team over the last two years has seen a steady increase in their confidence and ability to take on the often difficult work of systematic weed control to assist the bush to regenerate. “The individuals in the team have all really enjoyed restoring Country including addressing weed threats to Endangered Ecological Communities in what is a regionally very significant habitat area on the lower Richmond floodplain ” Richard said.
‘The team has used a variety of techniques used throughout zones include spray prep, foliar over spraying, splatter gun control, cut, scrap and paint, stem injection and handwork which includes vine control, crowning and lopper work.’ Richard said.
The dominant weeds that have been targeted on the Jali Lands project work zones include Coral Tree, Camphor Laurel, Lantana, Winter Senna, Climbing Asparagus, Crofton Weed, Broad-leaved Paspalum, Coastal Morning Glory, Bitou Bush, Billy Goat Weed, Parra ,Whiskey, Molasses, and Setaria Grasses, Green Leaf Desmodium, Groundsel bush, white passion flower, Corky Passion Flower, Umbrella Tree, Glory Lily, Fishbone Fern, Climbing Solanum, Paddy’s Lucerne and Tobacco Bush. Over all more than 27 ha of weed control has been undertaken including both primary and follow-up work.
Team members are hopeful further funding will be forthcoming to continue works in the future.