Did you know that the pristine headwaters of the Upper Ovens River are under threat from invasive weeds?
Salix cinerea, commonly known as grey sallow willow, is an invasive introduced willow species that has colonised areas of the Victorian alpine environment
The Upper Ovens Flagship Project sets out to identify locations of grey sallow willow using drone and aerial surveillance. The willow infestations are then identified in the landscape and specialist remote contractors are sent in to treat the problem areas.
This multi year project sets out to preserve our pristine Headwaters and is delivered in partnership with Traditional Owner groups, DELWP, Arthur Rylah Institute, Monash University and the four CMAs spanning the Victorian Alps including North East CMA, and Parks Victoria.