King Island Natural Resource Management



Riparian Management

Rehabilitation of lower reaches of Porky Creek, ongoing

This highly successful project has rehabilitated the lower reaches of Porky Creek. Both the KINRM weed team and the adjoining landowner continue to control difficult weeds such as boxthorn. Originally funded through Tasmanian Landcare Association grants 2011-2012, this project has had a great deal of volunteer input. Activities include: initial clearing of boxthorn and other weeds; 41 Ballarat and Clarendon students planted 75 trees; further planting and seedling maintenance by volunteers; on-going weed follow-up by KINRM Weed Crew. The project has been sponsored by Landcare TasmaniaWildcare IncTasmanian Parks and Wildlife ServiceKing Island Dairy/LionKI Men's Shed and HBL.

Devolved Grant work, 2000 - 2003 & on-going

Many of the early projects of KINRM included on-ground works such as fencing of remnants and re-vegetation of riparian areas.