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Protecting Subtropical and Temperate Coastal Saltmarsh

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Funding source

Funding amount

$60,500

In-kind contribution

$8,000

Start date

1 March 2020

End date

30 June 2020

Summary

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:
  • Nationally-declared threatened ecological community of Subtropical and Temperate Coastal Saltmarsh
  • Vegetation types that are listed as 'Endangered' or 'Of Concern'.
  • Essential habitat for water mouse, koala and seven species of migratory shorebirds.
  • Borders the declared fish habitat area of Colosseum Inlet.
  • Borders areas valued by the community for cultural value, natural beauty, boating and recreational fishing.

Benefits

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.

Outcomes:
  • 387 ha of protected mangroves and Subtropical and Temperate Coastal Saltmarsh.
  • Sustainably managed grazing on all paddocks on the property due to the implementation of the Property Management Plan.

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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 5 October 2022. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/protecting-subtropical-and-temperate-coastal-saltmarsh-a29a/

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