Gamba grass, an invasive weed from Africa once used for cattle feed, is threatening to change the ancient Top End landscape forever if it's spread is not stopped.
Future generations wanting to go fishing, camping or bushwalking may find themselves in places impenetrable with weedy, highly flammable gamba grass infestations, instead of the beautiful savannas and monsoon forest habitats that have been here for tens or perhaps hundreds of thousands of years. This is already the case in some areas, and property owners and fire-fighters are already finding gamba a threat to property, livestock and human life, especially in the Darwin rural and Batchelor areas.
Join us for a webinar / panel discussion to ask: what are we doing about it? Are we doing enough?
And what has changed since our last gamba webinar in 2020 (check it out if you haven't seen it)?
- Ten year management plan for gamba and the first year's report (NT Weeds Branch)
- Gamba Army achievements, lessons learned, planned work.
- Gamba in Kakadu and West Arnhem Land
Panellists include Dave Liddle (ecologist, ECNT), Pauline Cass (Gamba Grass Roots), Roni Opden (NT Weeds Branch), Rowena Eastick (Gamba Army / Territory NRM), Susanne Casanova (Territory NRM), Dr Natalie Rossiter-Rachor (Charles Darwin University).
Even if you can't attend the webinar at the specified time, it's worth RSVPing as we'll send you the link to the recorded, edited version on Youtube later on.