Protecting Subtropical and Temperate Coastal Saltmarsh
Case study type
1 March 2020
30 June 2020
This project will involve the construction of 6.5km of exclusion fencing to protect approximately 387 ha of mangroves and Subtropical and Temperate Coast Saltmarsh (STCS) which occurs naturally on a property in the Foreshores/Bororen area of the Gladstone Region.
Landholder has previously worked with Burnett Mary Regional Group to construct exclusion fencing for the southern section of their property and to conduct a wildlife survey of mangroves to record population numbers for the vulnerably-listed native water mouse. This project will seek to complete the fencing required to protect the saltmarsh along the northern section of the property.
The property has the following environmental values:
The project will improve existing fencing and support the installation of new fencing to protect the natural function of this coastal wetland complex and reduce the impact on wetlands caused by grazing/hoof marking by cattle.
Last updated: 25 November 2021
This page should be cited as:
Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2021) Protecting Subtropical and Temperate Coastal Saltmarsh, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2023. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/protecting-subtropical-and-temperate-coastal-saltmarsh-a29a/