Weed road show at Moss­man

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

ABO­RIG­I­NAL land man­agers have joined forces to fight the spread of yel­low crazy ants, elec­tric ants and weed species threat­en­ing the Wet Trop­ics.

More than 30 Abo­rig­i­nal rangers in 11 or­gan­i­sa­tions shared “home turf” iden­ti­fi­ca­tions at a Wet Trop­ics Pests and Weeds Roadshow that in­cluded vis­its to in­fes­ta­tion ar­eas from Moss­man to South John­stone.

Ter­rain NRM’s Rowan Shee said rangers looked at yel­low crazy ant and elec­tric ant in­fes­ta­tion sites in the Cairns re­gion and a range of in­va­sive weed in­fes­ta­tion sites from a hip­tage area near Moss­man to a Mex­i­can bean tree in­fes­ta­tion near Gar­radunga, north of In­n­is­fail.

“We also learned more about pond ap­ple at a site in East Trin­ity, glush weed at Babinda Creek, and Mi­co­nia, Kosters Curse, Mika­nia vine and Lim­nocharis,’’ Mr Shee said.

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