Australian Defence Force – Weed Surveys

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has a number of properties in Far North Queensland and is responsible for the sustainable management of these lands.  To help the ADF with this management, Biotropica Australia staff with assistance from Maunsell Aecom completed weed surveys across all ADF land assets in the Wet Tropics region.

Surveys revealed a number of weeds ranging from Class One species to locally recognised pest plants.  Using Differential GPS and our extensive Photographic Library our reports pinpointed the locations of all exotic flora and provided full colour information sheets to assist with species recognition and control measures.  In addition to the identification of pest plants, our staff also located a number of rare and vulnerable species close by, allowing ADF contractors to destroy pest plants whilst preserving species of high conservation value.