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Protecting Mt Lindesay from dieback

The Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) is asking the community to help protect Mt Lindesay near Denmark by not riding motorbikes on designated walk trails.

DPaW Frankland District flora officer Janine Liddelow said people were encouraged to visit Mt Lindesay and enjoy the scenery, flora and fauna, but it was important that visitors adhered to signage prohibiting the use of motorbikes on walk trails.

“There are five declared rare species and 26 priority listed species at Mt Lindesay and Little Mt Lindesay, and many of these species are susceptible to dieback (Phytophthora cinnamomi),” she said.

“Parts of the area are believed to be dieback-free, so it is important that the disease is not spread, which would threaten the survival of susceptible plant species.”

Ms Liddelow encouraged motorcyclists in the area to stay on formed vehicle tracks and clean their bikes between rides.

“As motorbike tyres can carry a lot more soil than a shoe, the continued use of motorbikes along this walk trail is of concern to DPaW,” she said.

DPaW has installed a foot bath on the Little Mt Lindesay end of the walk trail so people can clean dirt from their shoes before entering the area. There is also dieback information and advice displayed at the trailhead at Mt Lindesay.

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