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Improving Condition and Connectivity of Riparian and Gondwana Habitat in Duck Creek: Finnegan - Stage 2

Website/Report

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Project lead

Partnerships

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Scenic Rim Regional Council

Landholder

Industries

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Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

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Funding source

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Funding amount

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In-kind contribution

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Start date

1 May 2013

End date

20 June 2013

Summary

This project aims to enhance the condition and connectivity of Gondwana and riparian habitat in the Duck Creek area. With funding provided through the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program, and with support from Scenic Rim Regional Council, SEQ Catchments is providing support to grazing landholders to help protect and buffer World Heritage Area vegetation, enhance condition and connectivity of remnant and regrowth native vegetation, and improve soil condition and water quality. 

This project contributes to these overall program goals through supporting the landholder to undertake more ecologically sustainable land management by reducing threats caused by weeds, unmanaged stock access and inappropriate fire regimes.

The project area contains remnant and regrowth native vegetation and a mix of Regional Ecosystems (RE), including two ‘of concern’: RE 12.8.16 (narrow-leaved ironbark and forest red gum woodland) and RE 12.8.4 (vine forest with hoop pine).

This project will improve connectivity and enhance the condition of native vegetation through the following activities:
  • carry out strategic weed control, primarily targeting lantana, to encourage natural regeneration and improve habitat values over 9ha of riparian and terrestrial vegetation, including 7ha of ‘of concern’ native vegetation
  • construct fencing to improve riparian health over 7ha
  • construct 1.7km fencing for improved stock management
  • construct fencing to facilitate improved grazing management over 30ha.

The landholder is committed to monitoring and the maintenance of project outcomes including:
  • establishing four standard photo-points and taking ‘before and after’ photographs to monitor changes in habitat condition and natural regeneration over time
  • carrying out ongoing selective weed control and sustainable management practices to maintain ecological values of the native vegetation communities.

Benefits

The project will:
  • improve biodiversity in the upper Albert River catchments by enhancing the condition and connectivity of riparian and Gondwana habitat in Duck Creek through weed control, and improved stock management.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC2000

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Improving Condition and Connectivity of Riparian and Gondwana Habitat in Duck Creek: Finnegan - Stage 2, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/improving-condition-and-connectivity-of-riparian-and-gondwana-habitat-in-duck-f3e4/>.

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