Welcome to the website of the Victorian Gorse Taskforce (VGT)
The VGT is an advisory committee made up of passionate individuals and Natural Resource Management organisation representatives. Currently the major financial supporter of VGT is Agriculture Victoria of the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources. The VGT is led by active Victorian community members that are concerned about the impacts of one of Victoria's worst invasive plants. The VGT uses investment attracted from government to develop community-led projects that aim to rid areas of Victoria from this pest and reduce its impact where this is not possible. Gorse control is a long term assignment and the VGT aims to encourage community-led action with funding support where possible.
Gorse (Ulex europaeus L.) is an exotic plant from Europe. It has been identified in Australia as a Weed of National Significance (WoNS) due to its high level of invasiveness, potential for spread, and economic and environmental impacts.
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We want to hear your story
Join in a Victoria wide Photovoice initiative to guide future community action and investment on widely established invasive species.
The Victorian State Government, in collaboration with Victorian Pest Management Groups for Blackberry, Gorse, Serrated Tussock and Rabbits is undertaking a Systems Mapping Study. The study uses Photovoice to feature your stories and experiences.
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Click here for Victorian Gorse Control Strategy 2014 - 2019