A ongoing incorporat ed into action 27 king island

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A Ongoing Incorporat ed into Action 27 King Island Biodiversity Management Plan 44
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Actions Priori ty Timeframe Estimated Cost (10 years) 2.2 Support KIFMAC to explore future opportunities to protect remnant vegetation with high conservation values from the impacts of fire. A Ongoing Incorporated into Action 27 3. Minimise the impact of weeds to biodiversity 3.1. Develop and implement an education program for King Island that encourages cultural change, and acknowledges and manages weeds as a whole of Island issue, not just for farmers. The program should include: – the establishment of an annual King Island “Control the weeds” day; and – promoting and sharing weed control success stories. B Ongoing Incorporated into Action 5.6 3.2. Continue to develop and implement a weed control program for King Island that: – includes the lessons learnt from successful weed control projects in other locations e.g. Sea spurge; – aims to eradicate Weeds of National Significance; – addresses both public and private land; and – targets priority sites and weeds to minimise the threat of weeds to threatened species. A Years 1–10 $500,000 3.3. Continue current weed mapping and monitoring programs. B Ongoing Incorporated into Action 5.6 3.4. Develop a weed hygiene plan including weed hygiene/machine wash down protocols for King Island. A Year 1 $10,000 3.5. Take a proactive approach to emerging weeds. A Ongoing $30,000 3.6. Encourage the appointment of an authorised weeds officer on King Island. A Years 1–10 $750,000 3.7. Work collaboratively with retail outlets on King Island to develop a Code of Ethics for plant sales, which prevents weeds being sold through local stores. C Ongoing Incorporated into Action 5.6 4. Minimise the impact of Root-rot fungus on biodiversity 4.1. Map the current distribution of Root-rot fungus and monitor its ongoing distribution. Provide mapping to the KIFMAC to assist in wildfire planning and management. B Year 1, then annual updates $5,000 4.2. Raise community awareness of the impact of Root-rot fungus on native vegetation and how it is spread. C Ongoing Incorporated into Action 31 4.3. Ensure Root-rot fungus hygiene specifications are communicated to relevant machinery C Ongoing $15,000 King Island Biodiversity Management Plan 45
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Actions Priori ty Timeframe Estimated Cost (10 years) operators and industries. Erect signage in areas infected with Root-rot fungus and limit movement of vehicles/machinery to ‘dry’ conditions. 5. Improve understanding and management of the threat of feral cats to biodiversity 5.1. Continue the feral cats control program, previously co-ordinated by the KINRMG. B Years 1–5 $50,000 5.2. Conduct additional dietary studies across all four seasons and priority habitat types. B Years 1–5 $100,000 5.3. Monitor the abundance or activity of prey species prior to and following cat control programs to determine the response of native prey and introduced species (rats and mice) to cat control.
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