King Island Natural Resource Management

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Protection & Connectivity

Improving Biodiversity on King Island

The ‘Securing carbon and building resilience to climate change on King Island’ 2012-2014 project is supported through funding from the Australian Government's Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund. KINRM is working with King Island farmers to improve the biodiversity of existing native vegetation and waterways, by excluding livestock, management of wallabies and weed control. The connectivity of vegetation throughout the landscape will be considered with re-vegetation in strategic places. There will be expert input to assess the existing vegetation, contribute to planning, and to discuss latest information on carbon storage and increasing resilience to climate change. A number of field days will be held to allow the King Island community to share their knowledge gained from many years of participating in environmental projects. Some sites have already been chosen based on their proximity to Lavinia Reserve, Sea Elephant River, Seal Rocks Reserve, Yarra Creek Gorge and Porky Creek.

Fire

King Island Council Emergency Management Plan for cooperative planning undertaken after the 2007 fires on King Island.

Thistles in Lavinia State Reserve that have invaded the Nook Swamps have been mapped and controlled in 2011 and 2012. This problem highlights the issue of thistle control not being done on private properties or on roadsides. This is a highly invasive weed threatening our highly valuable native areas and should be treated as a more serious weed. Some Ragwort has also been controlled in areas outside of the Nook.

LAVINIA STATE RESERVE, KING ISLAND Post Fire Geomorphology and Vegetation Assessment - REPORT 1
ASSESSMENT OF PEAT DEPOSITS, FIRE DAMAGE AND DRAINAGE FEATURES

Keith D. Corbett
Corbettas Enterprises

LAVINIA STATE RESERVE, KING ISLAND Post Fire Geomorphology and Vegetation Assessment - REPORT 2 - VEGETATION
Sib Corbett
Corbettas Enterprises