Weed Control

Weeds of National Significance (WoNS) and emerging weeds in the WA rangelands have an impact on primary production. They take over grazing pastures, compromising productive values. They also have environmental impacts in terms of a loss of biodiversity and native vegetation. This in turn impacts native fauna that move out of the area because they can't find food sources or suitable habitat. 

In order to address these impacts, work has been undertaken with pastoralists and land managers to implement control programs within all the rangelands regions. 

Projects and News

Pilbara Weed Control

The Pilbara Mesquite Management Committee (PMMC) has focused work on-ground in the Pilbara, working with pastoral station lessees, resource companies and government agencies to tackle weeds including mesquite, parkinsonia and cacti.

Parkinsonia control by Ngurrawaana Rangers

The Ngurrawaana Rangers have undertaken significant work to control the weed parkinsonia in the Fortescue River catchment's Leramugadu Lease 

Coral Cactus in the southern rangelands

Stopping the spread of the highly invasive coral cactus was one fo the priorities which took place on Tarmoola Station nearly Leonora in the WA goldfields region. Other pastoral stations are also undertaking control work in the Murchison.

Rubber vine on the Fitzroy River

Intensive on-ground control on the lower Fitzroy River near Willare in the Kimberley has resulted in the eradication of the invasive weed rubber vine.

Weed control in the East Kimberley

Weed control activities in the East Kimberley coordinated by Ord Land & Water has included rubber vine, prickley acacia, mesquite, parkinsonia and emerging weeds inlcuing neem and coffee bush.

Weed control in the West Kimberley