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Logan Catchment Riparian Restoration Program - Chambers Flat Demonstration: Rowley

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Logan City Council

Australian Government (National Landcare Program 2013-18)

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Logan City Council

Australian Government (National Landcare Program 2013-18)

Landholder

Funding amount

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In-kind contribution

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Start date

26 May 2014

End date

30 June 2014

Summary

With funding from Logan City Council and the Australian Government, SEQ Catchments is working with private and public landholders and community groups to take on-ground action to restore and enhance riparian native vegetation and ecosystem resilience in the Chambers Flat district. An important element of this project is to develop a Property Management Plan with the landholder and develop a project that will demonstrate to other peri-urban landholders in the area on how to sustainably manage their grazing enterprise whilst improving the condition of their riparian area.

This project contributes to the above overall program goals through supporting the landholder to undertake more ecological sustainable land management by reducing threats caused by weeds and managing grazing by stock.

The riparian area of the property contains a range of native vegetation types at various stages of maturity and subject to varying degrees of weed infestation. The native vegetation is primarily eucalyptus forest including Queensland blue gum, silky oak, weeping bottlebrush, a few dry rainforest species and a grassy understory.

This project will improve the resilience of approximately 3ha of riparian native vegetation along 350m of stream bank through:
  • carrying out strategic weed control, primarily targeting lantana, castor oil, camphor laurel and cat’s claw vine to encourage natural regeneration and improve habitat values
  • constructing 200m fencing to control stock access to riparian area.

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

Benefits

The project will:
  • improve biodiversity in the Chambers Flat district of the Logan River catchment by enhancing the condition and connectivity of native riparian vegetation condition through weed control and implementation of sustainable stock management
  • improve water quality in the Logan River by enhancing the condition and connectivity of native riparian vegetation condition through weed control and implementation of sustainable stock management.

Lesson

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Reference ID

SEQC2141

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Logan Catchment Riparian Restoration Program - Chambers Flat Demonstration: Rowley, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/logan-catchment-riparian-restoration-program-chambers-flat-demonstration-rowley-bacb/>.

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