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Management of visitor impacts at Jew hole recreation area, Big Tuan Creek

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Forestry Plantations Queensland

Industries

Other

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Ausralian Government / NRM

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 December 2011

End date

31 July 2012

Summary

The Jew Hole recreation area on Big Tuan Creek is used by fisherman, campers, and day visitors. Camping is not permitted at the site, however this hasn’t been consistently enforced. Big Tuan Creek is a salt water creek which flows into Great Sandy Strait.

Visitor impacts are managed through:
  • Forestry Plantations Queensland (FPQ) removing an old concrete and metal fireplace
  • FPQ erecting signage to inform the public of the responsible land manager and users' obligations while at the site
  • FPQ blocking access (using steel enforced bollards) from the site on to mangrove flats degraded by use as a boat ramp and 4-wheel drive site
  • FPQ spraying a giant rats tail infestation on this site
  • BMRG-funded interpretative signage at this site
  • public notification of changes to site management via letter-box drops and newspaper articles
  • revegetation to improve stream bank stability.

Benefits

Mangrove flats, shorebird habitat and riparian vegetation will be protected on the Big Tuan creek from the impacts of off road vehicles, preventing further damage to the stream bank.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

(none)

Last updated: 26 July 2017

This page should be cited as:

Management of visitor impacts at Jew hole recreation area, Big Tuan Creek, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/management-of-visitor-impacts-at-jew-hole-recreation-area-big-tuan-creek-f938/>.

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