Hypericum in National Parks: current control strategies in New South Wales
R. Knutson, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Kosciusko National Park, Private Mail Bag, Cooma, New South Wales 2630, Australia.
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is responsible for the management of over four million hectares of public land. A special funding package for pest management has been used to appoint and resource Pest Management Officers in each of the Service's 27 districts. During 1995/96 the Service has undertaken over 200 weed control programs (Leys 1996).
Funding for pest management on the Service's estate has increased from approximately $2 million in 1994/95 to $3.3 million in 1995/96 with a further increase anticipated for 1996/97. One half of this amount is spent on weed control programs.
Plant Protection Quarterly (1997) 12 (2) 102-103.