Vegetation Management Plan East Ulverstone Coastal Reserve July 2010
Current Condition Thin strip of coastal vegetation, weakened by scattered weeds, mown grass intrusions, multiple informal tracks, with associated erosion and weeds. Marram grass and Sea Spurge invasion of foredune with associated erosion.
Buttons Beach West
Dieback is affecting Coast Wattle in some places.
Issues Picnic areas intruding into native vegetation alongside road and opposite Oz Rock Inn. Garden waste dumping creating weed problems Weeds including Blackberry, Mirrorbush, Broom, Cotoneaster, Boxthorn, NZ Flax, Cape Ivy (very invasive) mainly on the back dune.
Management Aims Rehabilitate coastal vegetation to provide more connected habitat, increase biodiversity and strengthen the integrity of the dune vegetation.
Priority Actions Close and revegetate informal tracks.
Reduce threat of weed invasion.
Barbeque area needs a formal beach access and revegetation. Bollards to restrict car parking.
Reduce erosion potential. Sea Spurge control a priority as there is little in this zone. Weed control of other weeds Cape Ivy, Mirrorbush, Blackberry, Boxthorn, Broom (see Appendix 8)
Weeds such as Sea Spurge and Marram Grass on foredune.
Beach Rehabilitation Zone
Revegetate mown grassy areas to strengthen coastal vegetation. (See Appendix 2.)
Open drain - eroding and weedy area. Many informal access points
Buttons Beach East
Mostly quite good vegetation with Coast Wattle dominant and regenerating consistently along the foredune
Weeds - Foredune area contains Sea Spurge and Marram Grass all along the beach.
Variable weed density: scattered and dense patches.
Back dune - Cape Ivy dense in places and Mirrorbush scattered
Marram Grass areas. Cape Ivy scattered and rampant
Informal tracks exacerbating erosion and
At the lookout car park formalise existing blocked vehicle access for use and revegetate the dune with low grasses, sedges and shrubs.
Rehabilitate coastal vegetation to provide more connected habitat, promote biodiversity and strengthen the integrity of the dune vegetation.
Revegetate parts of picnic area opposite Oz Rock Inn, so that amenity is retained but vegetation is bolstered. Close and revegetate informal tracks along the beach. Weed control, especially Sea Spurge, and revegetation needed behind stormwater outlet and across dune. Revegetate open areas not needed for parking between the back dune and the road.
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East Ulverstone Coastal Reserve Vegetation Management Plan 2010