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Rubber vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora) is an invasive weed that is choking out many woodlands and riverside areas throughout northern Queensland. Not only does it create dense thickets, removing pastoral country from production, it is a refuge for feral pigs and removes ground cover promoting erosion along creeks and rivers. Rubber vine is relatively fire sensitive provided the stem base of each plant is heated. Burning in the late dry season will yield high intensity fires that may kill most juvenile plants and 50–70% of adult plants. Fires of this intensity need
Preventing new weeds from establishing and key processes for management.
What it looks like: This largest of marine mammals can grow to 30 m long. It is a mottled blue-grey, and has a very small fin towards the end of its back. It filters food from the water through numerous long grooves on its throat. Difficult to see, Blue Whales spend most of their time below the surface of the water.
Wild Rice is a perennial that grows to approximately 2m, with erect vivid green stems; it dies off in the dry season.
The presence of Wild Rice indicates a healthy environment that has not been invaded by weeds.
The biograze project is concerned with managing the interactions between grazing and biodiversity. The rangelands — the dry pastoral lands — make up about 60% of Australia and are home to many animals and plants. Many of
these are not adversely affected by pastoral land use. Pastoralists know that there are grass and shrub species that change in abundance under different grazing pressures – some plants are decreasers under grazing, while others are
Irvinebank residents know that their region is special. It is an area of exceptional plant diversity - its craggy granite slopes are home to a unique range of heath and woodland plants. The residents are also proud of the town's history. Many of the families are descended from hard-working tin miners. The pride the residents have for their town is nowhere more evident than in the Landcare projects they have undertaken