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WEEDS OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE Cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana) Strategic Plan 2011 to 2016 Draft actions table for comment REVISED NATIONAL CABOMBA STRATEGIC PLAN –Actions Table 1. Protecting clean areas, prevent spread, early detection, and eradication of isolated and scattered infestations Objectives Strategic Actions Responsibility Priority Performance Indicators 1A Monitor waterways to Maintain cabomba (and high priority aquatic State/Territory Govt, 1 ID training workshops held enable early detection of new weeds) identification training initiatives for weeds regional NRM groups annually in priority regions and infestations staff, community members and waterway training resources available managers Promote surveillance activities for cabomba in State/Territory Govt, 1 Surveillance initiatives built priority regions (as determined by national map) regional weed into regional and local weed committees, LCA’s, management plans Link passive surveillance activities to fisheries, Regional NRM groups water quality and riverine monitoring programs, Number of new infestations and community based NRM reporting reported Ensure ongoing supply of cabomba identification AG, State/Territory Govt 1 Brochures and flyers available and awareness information (web and hardcopy) for use by key stakeholders Review effectiveness of existing aquatic weed NAWMG 2 Guidelines revised and early detection guidelines and revise ...

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WEEDS OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE








Cabomba

(Cabomba caroliniana)

Strategic Plan
2011 to 2016


Draft actions table for comment

REVISED NATIONAL CABOMBA STRATEGIC PLAN –Actions Table

1. Protecting clean areas, prevent spread, early detection, and eradication of isolated and scattered infestations
Objectives Strategic Actions Responsibility Priority Performance Indicators
1A Monitor waterways to Maintain cabomba (and high priority aquatic State/Territory Govt, 1 ID training workshops held
enable early detection of new weeds) identification training initiatives for weeds regional NRM groups annually in priority regions and
infestations staff, community members and waterway training resources available
managers
Promote surveillance activities for cabomba in State/Territory Govt, 1 Surveillance initiatives built
priority regions (as determined by national map) regional weed into regional and local weed
committees, LCA’s, management plans
Link passive surveillance activities to fisheries,
Regional NRM groups
water quality and riverine monitoring programs, Number of new infestations
and community based NRM reporting reported
Ensure ongoing supply of cabomba identification AG, State/Territory Govt 1 Brochures and flyers available
and awareness information (web and hardcopy) for use by
key stakeholders
Review effectiveness of existing aquatic weed NAWMG 2 Guidelines revised and
early detection guidelines and revise where redistributed to key weeds
necessary staff by June 2012
1B Prevent spread from Implement strategic control programs at infested LCA’s 1 All high risk sites identified and
existing sites boat ramps and other sites at high risk of spread controlled
Implement awareness programs for State/Territory Govt, 2 Awareness programs
boating/fishing audiences to promote hygiene and regional weed implemented
other measures that reduce spread of cabomba committees, LCA’s
(and aquatic weeds)
1C Reduce invasion pathways Ban from sale all Cabomba spp. and other State/Territory Govt. 1 Other high risk aquatic plants
for cabomba and other aquarium plants with high weed risk potential, as are banned from sale
ornamental aquatic plants with recommended by the Aquatic Plants Weed Risk nationally by 2014
weed risk. Assessment project
Cabomba is not replaced in
the trade by other species with
similar weed potential
Continue risk assessments to identify additional APWRA technical group, 2 High risk aquatic plants
aquatic plants in the ornamental plant trade with State/Territory Govt removed from sale nationally
high weed risk and remove from sale by 2014
Cabomba national strategic plan – draft actions table for comment (February 2011)-Page 2 of 6 Maintain cabomba and aquatic weed awareness NAWMG 2 Aquatic plant trade continues
initiatives with aquatic plant wholesalers and to be targeted with extension
retailers material
Undertake inspection activities for aquatic plant State/Territory Govt, 2 Pathways inspected annually
retail outlets LCA’s in relevant States/Territories
Scope potential of a species labelling scheme for PIAA, NAWMG, aquatic 3 Cabomba is not sold under
aquarium and aquatic ornamental plants at retail plant wholesalers another product name
outlets
1D Maintain and monitor outlier Continue cabomba eradication and containment State/Territory Govt, 1 Control programs continued at
eradication and containment programs at existing strategic locations regional weed existing sites
programs. committees, LCA’s,
regional NRM groups
Assess eradication and containment feasibility of NAWMG, regional weed 1 Additional sites suitable for
priority outlier sites in response to availability of committees LCA’s eradication/containment
new or improved control methods (see 3B1 and programs are identified
3C1)
Develop and implement management plans for State/Territory Govt, 1 Management plans developed
priority eradicable/containable outlier infestations regional weed and implemented within 12
committees, LCA’s months.
regional NRM groups

2. Strategic management of established infestations
Objectives Strategic Actions Responsibility Priority Performance Indicators
2A Identify key ecological Compile database of key national, state and NAWMG, State/Territory 1 Assets at risk identified by
assets at threat from cabomba regional ecological assets threatened or impacted Govt, regional NRM June 2011. Strategic
and prioritise at national, state by cabomba and develop management groups, regional weed actions/strategies identified
and regional levels. actions/strategies to protect assets committees, LCA’s and integrated into NRM plans
Quantify the impacts of submerged aquatic weeds Research organisations, 2 Impacts of aquatic weeds are
to aquatic ecology international collaborators better understood
2B Pursue effective biological Continue host specificity testing of potential CSIRO 1 Agents are researched and
agents and strategies for use biological control agents and seek approval for suitability for release assessed
against cabomba. release of host specific agents
Implement rearing, release and monitoring State/territory Govt, local 1 Biological control agents are
programs for approved biological control agents control authorities released and impact
monitored.
Cabomba national strategic plan – draft actions table for comment (February 2011)-Page 3 of 6 Conduct further native range surveys for potential CSIRO 3 Entire native range of
biological control agents cabomba surveyed for
potential enemies
2C Strategic control to minimise Develop and implement site specific management State/Territory Govt, 1 Management plans developed
the impacts of existing plans (in addition to 2A) that protect key assets regional weeds and implemented for priority
infestations and values at priority infestations committees, LCA’s infestations.

3. Increased capacity and will to manage
Objectives Strategic Actions Responsibility Priority Performance Indicators
3A National collation of Utilise national online data storage and mapping AG 1 Mapping system available to
mapping data and decision tool (Weed Watcher) for ongoing reporting and all stakeholders by June 2012
support access to cabomba dataset
Collate and utilise national data to revise national AG, State/Territory Govt. 1 National map and strategic
cabomba map and strategic actions actions updated annually.
3B Effective techniques for Implement research and development programs Research organisations, 1 cost effective and user friendly
managing cabomba and other to investigate new control techniques or refine State/Territory Govt, control methods identified
submerged aquatic weeds existing approaches. Priority areas include: LCA’s international
collaborators
• evaluating new aquatic herbicide formulations
• improving herbicide delivery techniques to
submerged weeds
• improving cost effectiveness of current non
herbicide techniques
• developing integrated control strategies
Investigate impacts of submerged aquatic weed Research organisations, 2 Impacts quantified and control
control measures on non target organisms international collaborators methods adjusted if necessary
Maintain or establish networks and information Research organisations, 2 Increased information
sharing with cabomba (or submerged aquatic international collaborators exchange with other countries
weed) managers and researchers from other
countries
3C Adoption of best practice Promote adoption of new control methods NAWMG, State/Territory 1 New methods are adopted and
management (including new herbicides approved for use) and Govt, LCA’s monitored
evaluate their effectiveness in control programs
Strengths and limitations of
new control methods are
documented and reviewed
Cabomba national strategic plan – draft actions table for comment (February 2011)-Page 4 of 6 Ensure ongoing availability of cabomba best AG, State/Territory Govt 1 Manuals and other best
practice information, including best management practice information available
practice manuals on national weeds website
Update awareness and management information State/Territory Govt 1 Factsheets or similar updated
to reflect new developments in best practice
Seek appropriate declaration status of cabomba in State/Territory Govt, 2 Cabomba declaration is
response to future availability of effective control Regional weed revised in key states/territories
options committees and regions
Develop training initiatives for weed managers on State/Territory Govt 3 Training initiatives developed
submerged aquatic weed management and
Number of weed managers
aquatic herbicide use
trained
3D Regulatory and community Increase cooperation with herbicide regulatory NAWMG, State/Territory 1 Additional aquatic herbicides
support for cabomba and authorities to seek approval for use of additional Govt, herbicide are available for use against
submerged aquatic weed aquatic herbicides (through minor use permits or companies, APVMA and cabomba
control programs similar) against cabomba and other high priority other herbicide regulatory
aquatic weeds agencies
Establish and maintain cooperative relationships State/Territory Govt, 2 Control programs comply with
with waterway regulators to seek support for LCA’s waterway legislation and best
cabomba and other strategic aquatic weed practice
management programs
Promote the importance of cabomba management LCA’s 2 Community consultation held
to community and seek acceptance for use of best and/or media releases issued
practice methods (herbicides, draw down, at strategic sites
shading)
Community support for
cabomba control obtained
3E Maintain capacity for Maintain existing cabomba management State/Territory Govt, 1 Coordination across states
coordinated management. networks, from local to national level regional weed and weed control jurisdictions
committees, LCA’s, continues
regional NRM groups
Integrate national strategic plan objectives State/Territory Govt, 1 Local, regional and state
throughout regional and state policy and planning regional weed weed/biodiversity plans (where
approaches committees, LCA’s, appropriate) address key
regional NRM groups priorities of the National
Strategic Plan
Cabomba national strategic plan – draft actions table for comment (February 2011)-Page 5 of 6
Priority
1 = What has to be done
2 = What should be done
3 = What could be done


Glossary
AG – Australian Government
APWRA – Aquatic Plants Weed Risk Assessment
LCA’s – Local Control Authorities
NAWMG – National Aquatic Weeds Management Group
NRM – Natural Resource Management

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