New Natural Resources Officer in Cleve
Local resident Rebekah Davenport has been appointed Natural Resources Officer on the eastern Eyre Peninsula, and is already well into the summer weed control program as part of her new role.
Having grown up on Eyre Peninsula, Ms Davenport said she has a strong connection to the region and is passionate about conserving South Australia’s beautiful land and seascapes.
“I’m looking forward to applying my background skills and knowledge in zoology, ecology, animal behaviour, animal care, tourism and abundant species research to this role,” Ms Davenport said.
“I hope to be involved with many of the other projects on the EP, as well as getting out in field and working with the community to share knowledge on important Natural Resources Management topics.
“The big focus for me at the moment is working with land managers to control summer grass weeds and manage feral animal numbers, particularly foxes.
“We’ve recently been busy sharing information on our target grassy weed species, Buffel grass and African lovegrass and I’m encouraging anyone that may have spotted suspect new outbreaks of these species to let us know.
“We are also concentrating on mapping extents of African boxthorn, Gazania, Silverleaf nightshade and other weed species, and prioritise them based on their impact on native ecology and chance of successful control.“
Ms Davenport is based at the Natural Resources Office in Cleve, along with colleague Corey Yeates, and can be contacted on 08 8628 2077.
For more information about the EP subregions visit www.landscape.sa.gov.au/ep/about-us/nrm-plan/subregions