Shaw River program

The Pilbara Environmental Offsets Fund is developing a project to eradicate Parkinsonia aculeata along the Shaw River with the Pilbara Mesquite Management Committee and Hillside Station.
DWER staff viewing Parkinsonia along the Shaw River

Our staff member and Hillside Station manager, Scott Mills viewing Parkinsonia presence along the Shaw RiverĀ 

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.

You can read more about the Pilbara Environmental Offsets Fund and other projects being delivered through the fund.

Page reviewed 17 August 2022