The Lake Eyre Basin Partnerships has taken out the prestigious, $300,000 International River Prize for 2015, beating the River Mur of Austria, and the River Jordan of Israel, Palestine and Jordan.
Not only was the Lake Eyre Basin nomination for a whole drainage basin rather than a single river, it was also the first time it history of the award where it recognised prevention rather than cure. (more…)
To assist in the control of the Weeds of National Significance (WoNS), prickly acacia, parkinsonia, mesquite and rubber vine, DCQ obtained a WoNS Area Management Plan (AMP) in 2013. The DCQ WoNS AMP can be viewed in full here.
This regulatory instrument allows landholders, under strict conditions, to control high density infestations of these weed species within stipulated areas of western Queensland. They must provide conditions for the native vegetation to be maintained or restored to a functional regional ecosystem over time, and they con only undertake these activities on properties with an approved, current Desert Channels Queensland (DCQ) 5 Year Weed Plan with control areas, methodologies, monitoring and reporting identified.