North Coast Local Land Services Help Farmers Fight Toads | The Macleay Argus

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Local Land Services has joined forces with landowners on the North Coast and is achieving phenomenal results in the fight against toads. Recent alder toad control efforts in northern New South Wales have controlled over 10,000 adult and juvenile toads on 62 private properties affected by this invasive pest. North Coast local land services chief executive Louise Orr said this was a fantastic result for biosecurity in northern New South Wales. “It shows how, if we work with landowners and the community, we can make progress in controlling this major pest and prevent it from spreading to other parts of NSW,” said Ms. Orr said. LLS engaged the regional networks of Landcare Border Ranges Richmond Valley Landcare Network and Clarence Landcare to deploy field teams that performed collection and trapping on landowner properties. The program provided education and training to private landowners in the local government areas of Kyogle, Richmond and Clarence, with the goal of equipping them with tools to identify and control cane toads on their properties in the future. . Ms Orr said that a female toad can produce between 8,000 and 35,000 eggs per year. “Managing populations of this highly invasive species in a large landscape is a challenge and requires a coordinated approach,” said Ms. Orr. “By targeting a network of multiple properties, the program is able to maximize results and control even more toads. “I am particularly proud that the program hired 16 Aboriginal people as subcontractors to carry out monitoring work. Not only has this directly supported local employment in the areas of northern NSW which were hit hard by the 2019-2020 bushfires, but we have also successfully supported indigenous businesses in line with targets. statewide supply. process for endangered species and ecological communities under Commonwealth and New South Wales law. Pest control activities have been carried out in the biosafety zone established under the New South Wales Biosafety Act 2015. could be a native frog. The amphibian should not be killed if it has not been positively identified as an acorn toad. Our journalists work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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