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Protection and Restoration of Swamp Tea-tree Forest: UQ Gatton campus

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Landholder

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 March 2012

End date

31 May 2013

Summary

Swamp tea-tree forest is considered endangered under Commonwealth and Queensland legislation. With funding provided through Powerlink GreenWorks and with support from the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program, SEQ Catchments is providing support, advice and financial incentives to assist landholders in the region to conserve and enhance remnant and regrowth swamp tea-tree forest.

The landholder has not formally completed Property Management Planning training provided by SEQ Catchments but has worked through a consultant and SEQC staff to develop a project action plan for implementation.

This project aims to increase the extent of swamp tea-tree forest RE 12.9-10.11 in South East Queensland by connecting two existing separate patches: one of remnant status and one classed as high value regrowth.

Project activities include:
  • constructing a 0.18km fence to initially exclude stock and create a separate paddock for long-term grazing management in the planting site
  • converting 1.8ha of cleared grazing land to swamp tea-tree forest by establishing an appropriate mix of 3000 tubestock.

Proposed project monitoring and maintenance:
  • establish two standard photo-points to monitor changes in land condition over time as well as take ‘before and after’ photographs of works associated with the project.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve biodiversity in the Lockyer catchment by increasing the extent and improving the condition of endangered swamp tea tree forest.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1813

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Protection and Restoration of Swamp Tea-tree Forest: UQ Gatton campus, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/protection-and-restoration-of-swamp-tea-tree-forest-uq-gatton-campus-9450/>.

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