($50,000) commenced January 2012, completed Dec 2013: This project has mapped the distribution of invasive eastern states Wattles, mainly Acacia longifolia (Sydney Golden Wattle) in Denbarker prior to treatment to reduce the threat to the surrounding National Parks and remnant vegetation. The project area is approximately 1000 hectares of private and public land around Denbarker which is infested with wattles of which approximately 500 hectares of weeds will be controlled through this project. Surrounding Blue Gum Plantation managers have been engaged to participate in the project. Denbarker was a war settlement town west of Mount Barker in a mixed farming district. Many properties are now growing blue gums with the houses and associated gardens left to deteriorate. The 'garden escapees' have proliferated, threatening the biodiversity of the remnants on properties, reserves and National Parks. The remaining land owners of 'active' agricultural properties are keen to restore their remnants and road reserves to enhance and maintain the natural biodiversity. The head water of the Springs is located in Denbarker; it is a waterway that runs into the Hay River and subsequently the Wilson Inlet and is threatened with wattle weed invasion. If left untreated the wattles will spread along the waterways displacing native vegetation and reducing fauna habitat.