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Priority Actions

Trial community ‘rapid response’ model as an engaging and effective way to tackle yellow crazy ants.

Why it is important?

This will leverage the passion of the community to deliver environmental and community engagement / capacity building outcomes.  It maximises the knowledge and ownership of the community.

Purpose
Invasive Species Control,
Priority
1,
Status
In Progress,
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Maintain and protect existing areas of natural forest, particularly in areas providing connectivity.

Why it is important?

Protection of existing forest provides a cost-effective way of maintaining vegetation cover and habitat and provides increased resilience of plants and animals to climate change. Targeting public land ensures better long term protection.  Suitable locations include Kuranda – Speewah.

Purpose
Habitat Restoration,
Priority
1,
Status
In Progress,
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Conduct a coordinated and extensive pig trapping and baiting program.

Why it is important?

Pigs are destructive in the local landscape, damaging its natural and agricultural values. The program needs to occur across a large scale for maximum effectiveness and reduction in numbers.

Purpose
Invasive Species Control,
Priority
2,
Status
Proposed,
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Develop and implement a school and community environmental education program.

Why it is important?

Increasing knowledge and awareness results in more community involvement and well informed decision making processes.  It is important for education to occur with both school children and the general community to ensure wider uptake. Children are our future!

Purpose
Awareness Raising,
Priority
2,
Status
Proposed,
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Revegetate and protect and manage remnant vegetation in priority riparian areas, including weed control and fencing.

Why it is important?

This delivers multiple outcomes, including improving water quality and habitat, and reducing bank erosion and nutrient, sediment and pesticide loads. Areas for focus include the confluence of Tinaroo Ck and the Barron River; Granite Ck.

Purpose
Waterways Restoration,
Priority
2,
Status
Proposed,
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Identify opportunities to increase tree cover using suitable species.

Why it is important?

Biodiversity of the area will be increased/protected by providing habitat for native species.  Revegetation provides long-term management of weeds, as canopy cover reduces suitability for weeds.

Purpose
Habitat Restoration,
Priority
2,
Status
Proposed,
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Develop an education program and incentive / stewardship scheme to encourage increased habitat restoration on private land.

Why it is important?

Significant areas of habitat occur on private land, so it is essential to investigate ways to encourage landholders to protect vegetation on their property. Sites could include Jumrum, Warrill, Owens, Dismal, Queens Creeks.

Purpose
Habitat Restoration,
Priority
3
Status
Proposed,
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Employ officers and provide incentive grants to develop environmental projects with individual landholders.

Why it is important?

The one-on-one approach aims to facilitate greater involvement with landholders, resulting in increased uptake and on ground action.  Once projects are developed, it is important to have access to a funding source for implementation. Important areas include Granite Range Corridor, Barron River Bioregional Corridor, local creek corridors.

Purpose
Capacity Building,
Priority
3
Status
Proposed,
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