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Douglas Shire Wetlands

Website/Report

Project lead

Partnerships

WetlandCare Australia

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

Queensland Wetlands Program (QWP) management case study

Funding source

Australian Government

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

(not documented)

End date

Ongoing

Summary

Two wetlands were subject to on-ground works in the Douglas Shire: McDowell swamp and Maslin’s wetland. Maslin’s swamp was highly weed infested. An agreement was reached with the landholder to undertake weed control using bioactive glyphosphate. McDowell’s swamp was also weed infested and subject to pest management with a focus on removal of olive hymenachne, pond apple and para grass. In addition, the upper reaches of the swamp were fenced off to allow for crash grazing at appropriate times to control hymenachne and para grass.

Benefits

(not documented)

Lesson

There is a need to be aware of and plan for the seasons in the Wet Tropics. Fencing was delayed because of a prolonged wet season and difficulties were encountered sourcing materials for fencing.

Reference ID

Douglas Shire wetland rehabilitation

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Douglas Shire Wetlands, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 1 February 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/douglas-shire-wetlands-a340/>.

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