Our staff member and Hillside Station manager, Scott Mills viewing Parkinsonia presence along the Shaw River
We anticipate the program will start with Parkinsonia aculeata management but will build over time to potentially incorporate management of grazing and fire to improve riparian vegetation and habitat for northern quoll, Pilbara leaf nosed bat, ghost bat (Macroderma gigas) and Pilbara olive python (Liasis olivaceus barroni) along the Shaw River.
Hillside Station is at the top of the catchment but the project could be expanded to include Panorama, Strelley and Coongan Stations over time. We are working with the Nyamal and Palyku Traditional Owners to understand their aspirations in this area and to identify opportunities for rangers to work on Country.
A detailed project plan for the project is now being developed after the reconnaissance trip in early June 2022.