Page 30

Vegetation Management Plan East Ulverstone Coastal Reserve July 2010

5.1.1 Protection Zone – Dial Street Reserve and Fish Pond This zone is the highest priority as it: • contains the highest biodiversity in the study area, • has the best condition vegetation, • provides excellent habitat • provides threatened fauna habitat at Dial Street Reserve and at Fish Pond • offers the best value for conservation. The native vegetation is in very good condition and every effort should be made to maintain this by controlling the few weeds that are present and by managing the area for conservation. Actions recommended for Dial Street Reserve are: 1. Maintain “Nature Trail” through bush. 2. Close and revegetate informal tracks. 3. Eradicate these priority weeds: Mirrorbush, Boneseed, Cape Ivy, Cotoneaster, Sea Spurge. 4. Revegetate burnt area near stage and dieback area near river in south east corner of the reserve. 5. Revegetate gaps in native vegetation, informal accesses and following weed control using species in Appendix 2. 6. Plant understorey clumps in the parkland as refuge for Eastern Barred Bandicoot especially using Saggs, Silver Tussock grasses and other dense shrubs. 7. Do not allow any burning of the coastal vegetation. 8. Restrict dog use of the bushland in Dial Street Reserve to on lead only. 9. Education of residents re cat control and impose control of cats. 10. Install interpretive signage. 11. Hold educational walks in this lovely area, to raise community awareness of the values of the reserve. 12. Monitor regularly and deal with any impacts (e.g. vegetation clearing or new tracks). 13. Consider rabbit control program. Additionally, there is potential to develop a wetland habitat improvement project to combine community engagement and habitat restoration in the reserve. Figure 13 Dial Street Reserve wetland and bushland

Actions recommended for Fish Pond 1. Eradicate Sea Spurge and Caper Spurge and other isolated or scattered weeds. 2. Monitor regularly for weed invasion and informal access formation. 3. Close informal vehicle access. 4. Exclude fire and engage local residents and community to appreciate and conserve the natural values. 5. Protect Penguin and Eastern Barred Bandicoot habitat and avoid disturbance to these species. 6. Consider extending stormwater outlet beyond Fish Pond. Figure 14 Good native vegetation at Fish Pond

For Fish Pond maps see section 5.1.4 Bushways Environmental Services Tasmania 30

Profile for Cradle Coast Tasmania

East Ulverstone Coastal Reserve Vegetation Management Plan  

East Ulverstone Coastal Reserve Vegetation Management Plan 2010

East Ulverstone Coastal Reserve Vegetation Management Plan  

East Ulverstone Coastal Reserve Vegetation Management Plan 2010