Pest species control manual

Preece, N.D., and Corporation, Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal (2013) Pest species control manual. Manual. Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation, Western Australia. (Unpublished)

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[Extract] Wunambal Gaambera people are committed to looking after country is to manage and control pest species and make sure they have a smaller impact. The Wunambal Gaambera Healthy Country Plan 2010-2020 (WGAC 2010) outlines how Wunambal Gaambera people will look after their country. Strategy 2 states 'continue weed and feral animals control programs in high use areas (roadsides, Ngauwudu, Wuuyuruu, Anjo Peninsula, Wargul Wargul and coastal zone), each year on a priority basis, survey weeds and feral animals in other areas to identify any new or threatening invasions and control as required'. This strategy addresses the following objectives: * Objective 2 By 2020 our country will still be healthy with no plants, animals, fish or birds or their habitats that are here today, being lost; * Objective 9 By 2015 we will be managing and controlling pest species on Wunambal Gaambera Country and by 2020 pest species will have a smaller impact.

The Healthy Country Team is also developing a 10-year activity plan to outline how pest species will be managed. It also develops annual operations plans to guide each year’s work.

This operations manual will help to guide the implementation of the activity plan and annual operations plans. It aims to ensure that Uunguu Land and Sea Management Rangers and traditional owners can remove and control weeds and feral animals safely and to a high and accredited standard. This includes having the appropriate levels of qualifications under state training requirements and under national accreditation. It means having the appropriate equipment, systems and OH&S procedures in place to carry out pest control.

This manual provides guidelines for Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation (WGAC) and it's Wunambal Gaambera Healthy Country Team to control weeds and feral animals. WGAC has the authority of Wunambal Gaambera people to implement the Healthy Country Plan. The WGHC Team includes the Healthy Country Manager, Uunguu Rangers, nominated WGAC Directors and any Traditional Owners and staff working on Wunambal Gaambera country.

The manual also provides guidelines on how to identify new pests that come in so that they can be removed before they become a problem. Early detection and control is vital as it will save lots of money, effort and time, and may prevent environmental damage later.

It is not a plan of action, and not a training manual.

The Manual is divided into two parts: Weed Control and Feral and Pest Animal Control. The manual addresses  planning  skills and training required  job and public safety  law  implementation – work plans  follow-up  reporting  review.

The manual relies on a wide range of published technical information, which has been reviewed and extracted to make a usable and easily-understood control manual for all people trying to control weeds and pest animals on Wunambal Gaambera country.

Item ID: 35976
Item Type: Report (Manual)
Keywords: feral animal management; indigenous practice; legislation; weed management; health & safety; compliance
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Field-test version 1.0 Report to Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation, Kalumburu, W.A.

Funders: Bush Heritage Australia, Federal Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Australia
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2016 00:17
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960910 Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Land and Water Management @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960405 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species at Regional or Larger Scales @ 50%
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