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The invasive native scrub research program
6 Dec 2010
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Invasive Native Scrub (INS) is thickening and encroaching native trees and shrubs. This phenomenon is a serious issue in the central-west and western regions of NSW (and rangelands elsewhere). INS can have a serious adverse impact on habitats, wider landscape health, communities and farming operations.

Since their formation in 2004, CMAs have taken a critical role in examining the problems posed by INS and its management in order to develop cost-effective approaches to management for beneficial economic, social and environmental outcomes.

The Central West and Western CMAs have played a leading part by instigating and coordinating the INS research program. This program was undertaken to increase our knowledge of this serious issue and distill available research and management results to provide support for those managing areas affected by INS. The INS program was undertaken in partnership with the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (DECCW), a range of research organisations and the landholder community.

The program has led to a better understanding of INS management principles and what management techniques work under difference circumstances.

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Education CMA Cobar environment INS invasive native scrub Management Nyngan research sustainability woody weed
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