WeedPlan - Tasmania's Weed Management Strategy 2nd Edition 2005Weedplan - Revised Edition 2005
Weeds are among the most serious threats to Tasmania’s primary production and natural environment. They reduce farm and forest productivity, displace and degrade native species and communities, and contribute significantly to land and water degradation.
The effects of weeds may be direct, such as:
Weed control is most effective in the long term if it is integrated into a plan for the overall management and protection of the area concerned.
Weedplan was developed in 1996 by the Tasmanian Weed Management Working Group, comprising representatives from a wide range of interests, as a management plan for the management of weeds in Tasmania.
Weedplan outlines a strategic approach to weed management with the overall objective of coordinating and integrating the available weed components to better manage weeds and lessen the impact of weeds on Tasmania's environment and production sector. It reflects at a State level the operating principles of the National Weed Strategy thus complementing strategic weed management at the national level. It stresses the need to identify and prioritise existing and potential weed problems and recognise the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders. It covers weeds of all terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
Since the implementation of WeedPlan, many significant trends and opportunities have led to a highly constructive outlook for future weed management in the State. These include:
Contact: Principal Weed Management OfficerMichael Askey-Doran
Principal Weed Management Officer
134 Macquarie Street HOBART TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6233 6168
Fax: 03 6233 3477
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