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Improving Condition and Connectivity of Riparian Habitat in Cainbable: Solomon

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Scenic Rim Regional Council

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Scenic Rim Regional Council

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

23 April 2013

End date

10 June 2013

Summary

This project aims to enhance the condition and connectivity of riparian habitats in the Cainbable Creek district. 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, and enhance condition and connectivity of remnant and regrowth native vegetation. This project contributes to these overall program goals through supporting the landholder to undertake more ecologically sustainable land management by reducing the impacts of uncontrolled stock access to riparian areas.

The property contains vegetation mapped as Queensland blue gum on floodplains, which is listed as ‘endangered’. The property also features a variety of remnant and regrowth eucalyptus woodlands (e.g. RE 12.3.7), which is listed as ‘of concern’.

This project will improve connectivity and enhance the condition of approximately 4.8ha of regrowth/remnant vegetation through the following activities:
  • fencing to control stock access to 4.8ha of riparian area along 1km of stream bank
  • re-vegetation with local native species to enhance 1.9ha of riparian area.

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

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve biodiversity in the upper Albert River catchment by enhancing the condition and connectivity of riparian habitat along Cainbable Creek through re-vegetation and managing stock access.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1994

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Improving Condition and Connectivity of Riparian Habitat in Cainbable: Solomon, 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-habitat-in-cainbable-solomon-d207/>.

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