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Weed management to protect and enhance native vegetation communities

LantanaNorth Coast Local Land Services, through funding from the National Landcare Programme and Catchment Action NSW, has engaged Upper Clarence Combined Landcare and Boota Bush Regeneration Pty Ltd to undertake weed management work to control lantana and privet along the Tooloom Creek area of the Upper Clarence.

Kel Langfield, Senior Land Services Officer with North Coast Local Land Services said, “The project has had a successful year, controlling large areas of the weed species in sometimes difficult terrain.

“The bush regenerators of both organisations are highly experienced in best practice weed management and are from the local area.”

Terry Moody of Upper Clarence Combined Landcare stated, “Tooloom Creek is a headwater of the Clarence River and is of high conservation and cultural value.

“We believe that addressing weeds and other issues in an integrated and methodical manner on a catchment basis is the best way to get positive results on the ground.

“Recent works on Tooloom Creek in the vicinity of Clarence River Wilderness Lodge have given us an insight into access issues in this remote and steep area, it’s been a big job but we look forward to supporting landholders and seeing the results.”

Robert Boota of Boota Bush Regeneration Pty Ltd added, “This work will link to new areas for weed control along the Tooloom Creek right to where the Tooloom meets the Clarence, which are areas and sites of well-known Aboriginal significance.”

Landholders who have questions about weeds on their property should contact their Local Council Weeds Officer.

Media contact:

Kel Langfield, Senior Land Services Officer Phone 6623 3927

Photo caption:

Lantana is one of the weeds to be addressed in this project