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Development of a Strategic Approach to Weed Management on Kaanju Homelands


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Traditional Owners based on Kannju Ngaachi

Wolverton Pastoral Company

Bald Hill Enterprises

non-Indigenous leaseholders on Kaanju Holelands

Queensland Government (DNRMW)

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service


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On-ground work, Planning

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National Landcare Program

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The project developed a strategic weed management plan for Kaanju Ngaachi, an area encompassing 840,000ha centred on the Wenlock and Pascoe Rivers in Cape York Peninsula. The project spanned approximately 62,650ha of country targeting olive hymenachne, lucerne, Sida cordifolia (flannel bush), Pseudelephantopus spicatus (tobacco bush), Centrosema mole (centro), Senna occidentalis (coffee senna) and snake weed. Weeds were removed from some locations by hand-pulling, including at a lagoon at Chuulangun where olive hymenachne was removed.

Access due to inundated country can hinder on-ground works in northern Australia and make face-to-face meetings with partners problematic. Longer time frames are required to accommodate the wet season.


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Last updated: 16 May 2015

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Development of a Strategic Approach to Weed Management on Kaanju Homelands, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 16 March 2018, <>.

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