A weed risk management system for the Northern Territory

A weed risk management system for the Northern Territory

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Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsSetterfield, SA, Beilby, A, Douglas, MM, Clarkson, JR, Barratt, JL, Ferdinands, K, Grace, B, Wirf, L
EditorPreston, C, Watts, JH, Crossman, ND
Conference Name15th Australian Weeds Conference: Managing Weeds in a Changing Climate
Date Published24-28 September 2006
PublisherWeed Management Society of South Australia
Conference LocationAdelaideSA, Australia
ISBN Number0 646 46344 6
Abstract

A weed risk management (WRM) process is recognised internationally as a useful tool to assist land managers to address the often controversial issue of exotic plant management. A WRM process is currently being developed for use in the Northern Territory (NT). The proposed WRM framework includes a weed risk assessment process modified from the South Australian and Queensland WRA systems. The NT system will include a two stage process: a) an initial assessment of weed risk candidates using a list of questions about the species biology, invasiveness and negative impacts based on the South Australian model; and b) a more detailed assessment of costs and benefits (based on the Queensland WRA system) for those species with low to moderate risk which are consisered to have substantial benefit to some land users. The modified systems include questions particularly relevant for northern Australia. Stakeholders have been involved in the development and implementation stages, through engagement in workshops, community forums and representation on committees undertaking policy development, technical development of the WRA tool and its implementation.

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Setterfield, S. A. et al. A weed risk management system for the Northern Territory. 15th Australian Weeds Conference: Managing Weeds in a Changing Climate (Preston, C., Watts, J. H. & Crossman, N. D.) 699 - 702 (Weed Management Society of South Australia, 2006). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:2310>

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