Ecosure was engaged to carry out a vegetation management program at Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA), a remote site north of Rockhampton owned by the Department of Defence covering 454,500 ha of terrestrial and marine environments. The project involved surveying (from the air and ground) and mapping this extensive property before developing plans to guide on-ground works. The weed control program completed by our team of environmental consultants at Shoalwater Bay has been ongoing since 2010 and has focussed on parthenium, rubber vine, lantana, Madeira vine, mile-a-minute and ochna. The program continues to be a success through minimal off-target damage and maintenance programs that ensure newly germinating weeds are controlled.
Surveying and monitoring, including quadrat sampling and the use of photo monitoring points, generate data for reports to our client to demonstrate successful outcomes including a measurable and significant reduction in weed cover.