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Bitou control at Byron Bay
18 Nov 2011
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Control of bitou weed at Cape Byron Headland Reserve gives native grasses a head start. After many months of assessment and planning bitou bush control on infestations in the rugged and inaccessible headland areas at Cape Byron and nearby Broken Head was successfully completed early July 2008. Cape Byron is a much-loved and environmentally sensitive area so the operation was conducted according to best practice guidelines and environmental protection regulations. Cape Byron and Broken Head are ranked second and third in the statewide priorities for Bitou Bush control in the Threat Abatement Plan. This outlines actions to reduce the impacts of Bitou on biodiversity, particularly threatened species and endangered communities. This makes it imperative to stop this invasion -- extensive environment assessment shows that the best way to do that effectively is to target the hard to reach infestations on the headlands by aerial spraying. Ground control by bush regenerators will be continuing to enhance the important biodiversity values of the area.

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bitou control environment weed WoNS
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