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Managing stock for wetland health and production

Website/Report

Project lead

DEEDI

D. and W. Clark

Partnerships

Queensland Wetlands Program

Barung Landcare Association

Industries

Grazing

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

Queensland Wetlands Program (QWP) management case study

Funding source

(not documented)

Funding amount

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In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

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End date

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Summary

Latoona is a cattle property at Bellthorpe in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. An upper tributary of Kilcoy Creek flows through the property, eventually into the Mary River and the Great Barrier Reef Lagoon. On-ground works have been undertaken to improve stock and waterway management through fencing and re-vegetation of creek banks to protect downstream wetlands. The on-ground works involved installation of 200m of electric fence along the creek bank and re-vegetation of 6000m² of creek bank with a mix of 700 native trees and shrubs.

Benefits

Fencing allows for strategic grazing of the creek bed, thereby reducing erosion and sediment and nutrient run-off entering downstream wetlands. Strategic grazing creates healthier pastures with fewer weeds and a significant reduction in the invasive and flammable blady grass. Re-vegetation of creek beds has helped restore the ecological values of the riparian zone. Mustering has become easier now that cattle access to creek banks is controlled.

Lesson

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Reference ID

Managing stock for wetland health and production

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Managing stock for wetland health and production, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/managing-stock-for-wetland-health-and-production-d695/>.

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