grass roots community organisation that aims to improve natural condition of the derwent catchment

Poatina Fire Project Concludes

Thanks to the efforts of two hard working teams of two, the Poatina ragwort control program works have been completed. The teams, guided by the very accurate helicopter mapping of ragwort infestations undertaken in February 2015, worked for 4 weeks covering an 11,000ha area. Despite the difficult terrain these veritable 'mountain goats' managed to remove all the plants found before they had a chance to seed. In their travels the teams discovered 3 separate Californian thistle populations that have taken up residence and these will be dealt with in the future. As the ragwort project was under way there was also weed control occurring at Cramps Bay which has now been completed. While this has been a collaborative project involving Hydro Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Service, TasNetworks and The Department of State Growth, we would like to acknowledge the substantial financial contribution of Hydro Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife Service which enabled this important project.