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Swamp Tea Tree Protection and Enhancement: Smith

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Powerlink (GreenWorks program)

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Powerlink (GreenWorks program)

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)
Landholder

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 May 2011

End date

30 May 2012

Summary

Swamp tea-tree (Melaleuca irbyana) 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 3 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 7.5ha of swamp tea-tree forest RE 12.9-10.11/12.3.3c

Project activities include:
  • control of environmental weeds within 2ha of swamp tea-tree forest
  • chemical and mechanical weed control to establish a fire break for improved fire management
  • repair drainage area to protect swamp tea-tree from erosion.

Proposed project monitoring and maintenance:
  • establishing three standard photo-points to monitor changes in land condition over time and taking ‘before and after’ photographs
  • conducting a site condition assessment with assistance from SEQ Catchments staff.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve biodiversity by increasing the extent of and improving the condition of endangered swamp tea tree forest through weed control.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1697

Last updated: 10 November 2015

This page should be cited as:

Swamp Tea Tree Protection and Enhancement: Smith, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/swamp-tea-tree-protection-and-enhancement-smith-aa1d/>.

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