Support & Co-Ordinate Landholders’ in Broadscale Feral Pig Control Programs
Delivered as part of the 2018-2019 Pest Animals and Weed Management Funding Program
Funded By NSW Local Lands Services
This project will see Granite Borders Landcare partner with Northern Tablelands Local Land Services to provide coordination and incentives to landholders to deliver broadscale Feral Pig control programs. This project builds on previous pig control projects undertaken from which we have identified and evaluated effective and strategic control techniques that take full advantage of the drought affected landscapes where pest animals are congregating around permeant water points and are more readily to eat baits as food is scarce. The project will integrate the control methods of 1080 poisoned grain, trapping and an aerial shoot. Overall, the project will reduce impacts caused by Feral Pigs such as predation on lambs and ground burrowing native fauna, grazing competition with livestock, spread of weeds and damage to habitat and crops. The project will also provide valuable data on Feral Pig population density and distribution to inform future control programs.