Dieback

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GeoCatch works with stakeholders to reduce the spread of Phytophthora dieback across the catchment through community awareness activities and the provision of accessible treatment supplies.

GeoCatch is represented on the Busselton Dieback Working Group and in 2010 obtained funding from Lotterywest on behalf of the Working Group to undertake community based Phytophthora dieback awareness training and management planning. The aim of the project was to increase the level of understanding of Phytophthora dieback occurrence, symptoms and management across multiple community groups and businesses within the Shire of Busselton and surrounding areas.

Achievements
  • facilitated a number of workshops within the Shire of Busselton specifically targeting and tailored to the individual requirements of private landowners, local businesses and local government departments that have the potential to spread Phytophthora.
  • developed guidelines designed to identify and minimise the potential for Phytophthora spread for task specific operations both for soil moving private sector businesses within the Shire of Busselton and local government staff
  • created web based text and images for hosting by the City of Busselton website and linking to the GeoCatch website.

Funding and Partnerships

This project was funded by Lotterywest. The project was implemented by the Busselton Dieback Working Group in partnership with GeoCatch.

Project Future
  • GeoCatch will continue to be work collaboratively with the Busselton Dieback Working Group
  • GeoCatch continues to provide advice to members of the public on dieback issues and has dieback treatment kits that are available for loan. To register your interest to loan a dieback treatment kit please contact GeoCatch on 9781 0111.

For more information on dieback management please refer to the City of Busselton website.

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