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FIDO’s Bush Regeneration Program 2019

The Commonwealth Government has now escaped direct and any indirect support for volunteer programs on K’gari (Fraser Island).

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Moving Towards Eradication – Bitou Bush

Linda Behrendorff (QPWS) has co-authored a paper with Stacy Harris (Biosecurity Queensland) and Ian Muirhead on the bitou bush eradication project on K’gari – Fraser Island, which was recently published in the journal Ecological Restoration and Management. (more…)

The Big Four meet the Eurong Weed-busters

A John Sinclair children’s story from K’gari inspired by the Lantana Attack in October 2018 (more…)

Island Impressions While Weeding

Thoughts contributed by FIDO Volunteer, Maria Miller (more…)

Give yourself a Pest Workout: Brazilian Cherry

The Brazillian Cherry (Eugenia uniflora), an environmental weed, is a medium height shrub native to South America, (more…)

Biocontrol of Lantana on K’gari

At least 15 years ago, we became aware of the failure of lantana to recolonise areas at Eurong where we had removed it.  We then started to observe the thinning out of the lantana in the bush.  (more…)

Biological controls are working

Unfortunately, there are an increasing number of injurious agencies finding their way to or threatening the natural integrity of K’gari (Fraser Island).  Recent records include myrtle rust and feral fauna including foxes and pigs as well as new weeds and the jamella leaf-hopper.  Fortunately, some of these and other adverse impacts are being in part countered by biological controls. (more…)

A plant out of place – the Beach Almond

A weed, they say, is a plant out of place.  Well, the Beach almond (Terminalia catappa) a.k.a. Indian almond or Tropical almond is out of place on Fraser Island.  (more…)

Addressing pests on the Fraser Coast

A pest is any animal or plant that has an adverse economic, environmental or social impact on a particular place. 

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Zero Chemical Weed Management Project

Over the last two working bees, Fraser Coast Regional Council Community Environment Program volunteers and staff have contributed a total of 199 hours of work in Happy Valley.  (more…)