The Malcolm Creek native grassland reserve in the City of Hume was under critical threat with over 70% weed cover and high wildfire risk.
Naturelinks, in consultation with council staff formulated an effective and efficient strategy for bringing the weed threat under control to protect the native species. We performed a prescribed burn on the grassland in 2013. This was followed with an intensive six month weed management program and eight strategically timed weed control visits per year using a variety of weed eradication approaches.
The grassland has less than 10% weed cover, with a large array of native grasses and lilies populating the area. Minimal maintenance is required.