Cactus control at Rawlinna

Arriving in Rawlinna for cactus control work. Photo Mike Griffiths.

A team from Ngadju Conservation have been out on the Nullarbor at Rawlinna, working to control invasive cactus. The work, which was organised and funded through the Goldfields-Nullarbor Rangelands Biosecurity Group, involved spraying the bigger cactus clumps, then extensive grid walking to ‘detect and destroy’ small seedlings hidden amongst the grass and shrubs. Apart from dealing with a hazardous plant, the week marked the beginning of a new phase for Ngadju Conservation, as they start building income streams by taking on contract work that employs them to manage their country.

Eric Wilson spraying small cactus. Photo Mike Griffiths.
Eric Wilson (all suited up), Mike Griffiths, Steve ? and Ian Abdullah standing with Philip Coghlan and David Graham in front.

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