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A Weed Risk Management system for the Northern Territory

Setterfield, Samantha A., Beilby, Alice, Douglas, Michael M., Clarkson, John, Barratt, Jane L., Ferdinands, Keith B., Grace, Blair and Wirf, Linda A. (2006). A Weed Risk Management system for the Northern Territory. In: Preston, C., Watts, J.H. and Crossman, N.D. 15th Australian Weeds Conference, Adelaide, 24-28 September 2006.

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Author Setterfield, Samantha A.
Beilby, Alice
Douglas, Michael M.
Clarkson, John
Barratt, Jane L.
Ferdinands, Keith B.
Grace, Blair
Wirf, Linda A.
Title A Weed Risk Management system for the Northern Territory
Conference Name 15th Australian Weeds Conference
Conference Location Adelaide
Conference Dates 24-28 September 2006
Conference Publication Title 15th Australian Weed conference: managing weeds in a changing climate
Editor Preston, C.
Watts, J.H.
Crossman, N.D.
Place of Publication Adelaide, South Australia
Publisher Weed Management Society of South Australia
Publication Year 2006
ISBN 0 646 46344 6   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 699
End Page 702
Total Pages 4
Field of Research 0502 - Environmental Science and Management
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DEST)
Abstract A weed risk management (WRM) process is recognised internationally as a useful tool to assist land managers to address the often controversial issue of exotic plant management. A WRM process is currently being developed for use in the Northern Territory (NT). The proposed WRM framework includes a weed risk assessment process modified from the South Australian and Queensland WRA systems. The NT system will include a two stage process: a) an initial assessment of weed risk candidates using a list of questions about the species biology, invasiveness and negative impacts based on the South Australian model; and b) a more detailed assessment of costs and benefits (based on the Queensland WRA system) for those species with low to moderate risk which are consisered to have substantial benefit to some land users. The modified systems include questions particularly relevant for northern Australia. Stakeholders have been involved in the development and implementation stages, through engagement in workshops, community forums and representation on committees undertaking policy development, technical development of the WRA tool and its implementation.
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