At least thirty locations of Madeira Vine are known on the island with most occurring in backyards or edges of Crown land. Of concern was an outbreak of Madeira found off the Little Island Track, probably spread from a segment dislodged from a boot or from a weed bag.
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Critically Endangered Species (Part 1 of Schedule 1A)
Lord Howe Island Phasmid Dryococelus australis (Montrouzier, 1855), an insect.
Any person may make a written submission regarding this Preliminary Determination. Submissions close 20th January, 2012. Send submissions to:
The Board requires howea forsteriana palm seed for planting at the Nursery.
Collection of palm seed for the 2011 season will commence on Thursday 17 November 2011 and will close on Friday 16 December 2011. All seed is to be delivered to the Nursery by 2:00pm.
The proposed marine reserve can be viewed at: http://www.environment.gov.au/coasts/mbp/temperate-east
When you visit North Bay and glance up at the surrounding hillslopes you wouldn't think that there us a creeping menace lurking there in. The LHIB has been removing the invasive weed Bridal Creeper from the area for some time. It is a Weed of National Significance, is difficult to control and it is something that we cannot ignore.
The Old Powerhouse Site
Once the new powerhouse is built the existing powerhouse will be demolished due to damage caused by the November 2009 fire. In recognition of the importance of this area the Board will develop a Precinct Plan in consultation with the community.
The works involve:
In the 2011/12 the LHIB approved a budget to purchase and install a new Andela machine. The Board has recently been advised that it will receive a grant from the Australian Packaging Covenant in amount of $43,000 to go towards this project, approximately half the cost of the new machine.
His conclusion is that the Lord Howe species, previously thought to be the same as Spiridens vieillardii from New Caledonia, is quite different and is in fact a species found nowhere else in the world. Its correct name is Spiridens muelleri, named after the famous botanist Ferdinand von Mueller.
Skills and Passions Survey
A Skills and Passions Survey was sent out to community members in August and the community has responded with great enthusiasm! People have identified many skills they are willing to teach and share with others within the community and have also identified a variety of things they would like to learn.