Volunteers & weed management on Scottsdale

Published 21 Oct 2016 
about  Scottsdale Reserve  
African Love Grass<br/>Currently being managed on Scottsdale African Love Grass
Currently being managed on Scottsdale
Tackling theory in the two day course<br/>The multi-purpose and every useful Scottsdale Shed Tackling theory in the two day course
The multi-purpose and every useful Scottsdale Shed
Bush Heritage Volunteers and local community members<br/> Bush Heritage Volunteers and local community members
Serrated Tussock<br/>Currently being managed on Scottsdale Serrated Tussock
Currently being managed on Scottsdale

Noxious weed management can be a complicated community problem - but not an insurmountable problem. Success requires long-term commitment and cooperation from all stakeholders to deliver positive, effective results. 

The Cooma-Monaro Shire Council work collaboratively with the community to manage weeds and one of their current strategies is to ensure that as many of their local land holders are certified in chemical usage. Chemical Certification courses can be quite prohibitive in cost normally but the council have provided free training over the last couple of weeks to community members.

This week on Scottsdale we played host to twelve of our Bush Heritage volunteers and other local community members who over two days, undertook both classroom theory and the practical application of chemicals on our reserve.

The pressure from noxious weeds degrades the landscape and impacts on the native grasses and species. We appreciate the support from the Cooma-Monaro Council as their program will assist our weed management program greatly and formalised training opportunities are always very welcomed and appreciated by our volunteers.

African Love Grass<br/>Currently being managed on Scottsdale African Love Grass
Currently being managed on Scottsdale
Tackling theory in the two day course<br/>The multi-purpose and every useful Scottsdale Shed Tackling theory in the two day course
The multi-purpose and every useful Scottsdale Shed
Bush Heritage Volunteers and local community members<br/> Bush Heritage Volunteers and local community members
Serrated Tussock<br/>Currently being managed on Scottsdale Serrated Tussock
Currently being managed on Scottsdale