Cactus control at Rawlinna
Arriving in Rawlinna for cactus control work. Photo Mike Griffiths.
A team from Ngadju Conservation have been out on the Nullarbor at Rawlinna, working to control invasive cactus. The work, which was organised and funded through the Goldfields-Nullarbor Rangelands Biosecurity Group, involved spraying the bigger cactus clumps, then extensive grid walking to ‘detect and destroy’ small seedlings hidden amongst the grass and shrubs. Apart from dealing with a hazardous plant, the week marked the beginning of a new phase for Ngadju Conservation, as they start building income streams by taking on contract work that employs them to manage their country.