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Restoring Riparian Habitat at Darlington: Olsson

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Scenic Rim Regional Council

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 February 2013

End date

30 May 2013

Summary

This project aims to enhance the condition and connectivity of Gondwana habitat in the Duck Creek and Upper Albert River sub-catchments. SEQ Catchments is providing support to grazing landholders to help protect and buffer World Heritage Area vegetation, enhance condition and connectivity of remnant and regrowth native vegetation, and improve soil condition and water quality. overall program goals

The riparian zone of this property contains vegetation mapped as remnant blue gum, bottle brush and she-oak fringing forest (RE 12.3.7). The targeted terrestrial vegetation contains hoop pine dry rainforest (RE 12.8.4).

This project will improve and enhance the condition and connectivity of approximately 8ha of riparian vegetation and 2ha of terrestrial vegetation through strategic weed control, primarily targeting lantana and Chinese elm to encourage natural regeneration and improve habitat values.

The landholder is committed to monitoring and maintaining project outcomes, including:
  • establishing four standard photo-points and taking ‘before and after’ photographs to monitor changes in habitat condition and natural regeneration over time
  • implementing ongoing selective weed control and maintaining the re-vegetation site to maintain ecological values of the native vegetation communities
  • improving biodiversity in the Duck Creek and Upper Albert River sub-catchments by enhancing native vegetation habitat at Darlington through strategic weed control
  • carrying out weed control on 10ha.

Benefits

This project will:
  • help the landholder undertake more ecologically sustainable land management by improving native vegetation condition and reducing threats caused by weeds.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1925

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Restoring Riparian Habitat at Darlington: Olsson, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/restoring-riparian-habitat-at-darlington-olsson-2392/>.

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