© 2017 RTBCC.

© Images supplied by Sirion Pierce

We thank the following for images used on this website: Frank Pierce, Sirion Pierce, Kay Hawkins, Neill & Karyn Kamminga and other members of Round the Bend Conservation Co-operative.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land on which the RTBCC stands. We respectfully recognise Elders both past and present and endeavour to demonstrate this respect by managing this unique land and protecting its integrity.

In May 2012 the Co-op received a Communities for Nature grant from the Department of Sustainability and Environment to carry out a project called Framework for Strategic Action: weeds.

 

The objectives of this project are:

 

1. To undertake a comprehensive field survey that maps and assesses native vegetation quality and the impact of weeds.

2. To produce a priority-setting framework for managing the environmental impact of weeds based on:

a. protecting the zones that have the greatest biodiversity values,

b. identifying the most threatening weeds,

c. and preventing new and emerging weeds from establishing.

3. To use this framework of prioritised actions to guide our on-ground works.

 

5. To engage Members in the project.

 

The result of the first objective is the report Weed Mapping and Management Strategy produced by Karen Jolly and Dylan Osler.