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Upper Logan Resilience: Bakker

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Scenic Rim Regional Council

Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority (trading as Seqwater)

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority (trading as Seqwater)

Landholder

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

20 May 2013

End date

30 June 2013

Summary

This project is part of the on-ground implementation of the Upper Logan Resilience project, an initiative supported by project partners Seqwater, in collaboration with Scenic Rim Regional Council. The project will facilitate the control of weeds to restore native vegetation and creek bank resilience over upper Christmas Creek to contribute to improved water quality and riparian health in the sub-catchment. The environmental benefits will include improving the condition of native vegetation containing Regional Ecosystem 12.8.9 ‘Lophostemon confertus open forest’ and associated riparian vegetation types. In particular, this project will eradicate madeira vine from the only known location in upper Christmas Creek. Madeira vine adds to infrastructure damage during flood periods by causing bank destabilisation and creating increased resistance for flood waters, which can uproot trees. Destruction of riverside vegetation by madeira vine has led to increased bank erosion and water turbidity issues that affect water catchment regions.

The proponent will maintain the weed control undertaken in the project and complement this with re-vegetation along the creek bank where required. They will also use photo-points to monitor riparian vegetation condition in the project area. Water quality in the Logan catchment will be improved by enhancing riparian vegetation condition and biodiversity connectivity in Christmas Creek through weed control and re-vegetation.

Landholders’ knowledge and skills in natural resource management will be increased and the uptake of sustainable land management practices will be facilitated with:
  • 1.5ha of native vegetation with improved condition (madeira vine and moth vine), and in particular along 120m of riparian zone
  • 0.12km of stream bank with re-vegetation and densely planted pioneer species to control lantana regrowth.

Benefits

This project will deliver:
  • 0.8ha of native vegetation with improved condition, through treatment of madeira vine and moth vine around the entire property (55ha), and in particular along 120m of riparian zone
  • 0.12km of stream bank with re-vegetation and densely planted pioneer species to control lantana regrowth.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC2033

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Upper Logan Resilience: Bakker, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/upper-logan-resilience-bakker-10d1/>.

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