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Protection of swamp tea-tree forest at Morden Road, Toogoolawah: Siedofsky

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Powerlink (GreenWorks program)

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Powerlink (GreenWorks program)

Landholder

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

10 October 2012

End date

30 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 completed Level 2 Property Management Planning training provided by SEQ Catchments and through this has developed a project action plan for implementation.

This project aims to protect and enhance the condition of 4ha of endangered swamp tea tree forest community mapped as RE 12.5.2 through the following activities:
  • constructing 1km permanent fencing
  • establishing one additional watering point.

The project also seeks to improve land condition over an additional 34ha through the subdivision of an existing paddock to allow the implementation of sustainable grazing regimes, including appropriate spelling, fire management and ongoing selective weed control. Activities include:
  • constructing 750m permanent fencing to subdivide one existing paddock into three paddocks
  • establishing two additional watering points.

The grazing management improvement component of the project will be funded from the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country project - Achieving Groundcover Targets in SEQ, which is being managed by SEQ Catchments.

The landholder is committed to monitoring and maintenance of project outcomes including establishing three standard photo-points and taking ‘before and after’ photographs to monitor changes in vegetation and land condition over time.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve biodiversity through protection of endangered swamp tea tree forest by fencing and improved condition through weed control
  • improve land condition through the implementation of sustainable grazing regimes.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1878

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Protection of swamp tea-tree forest at Morden Road, Toogoolawah: Siedofsky, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/protection-of-swamp-tea-tree-forest-at-morden-road-toogoolawah-siedofsky-e7de/>.

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