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Upper Logan Resilience: Brice

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority (trading as Seqwater)

Scenic Rim Regional Council

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

21 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 along the upper Oaky Creek to contribute to improved water quality and riparian health in the sub-catchment.

The landholder will implement improved management practices for soil health by fencing off the area to reduce the impacts of continuous grazing. This project will be enhanced by similar works across the catchment on neighbouring properties aimed at improving water quality and reducing sediment loss within the catchment. The environmental benefits will include: improving the condition of native vegetation containing ‘of concern’ Regional Ecosystem 12.8.16 ‘Eucalyptus crebra, generally with E. tereticornis and E. melliodora +/- E. albens grassy woodland’ and associated riparian vegetation types’.

The project will:
  • deliver 1.2km of weed management (mainly lantana removal) along Oaky Creek and its upper tributary gullies
  • clear 25ha of lantana on the hill slopes (owner’s contribution)
  • re-vegetate areas where banks are devoid of native trees
  • construct fencing on 1.2km of creek bank to keep cattle off the creek
  • carry out re-vegetation of banks where needed, enabling natural regeneration of native riparian species to occur.

The proponent will maintain the weed control, erect the fence and complement this by managing native regrowth and areas of re-vegetation to stabilise the tributary gullies and banks of Oaky Creek managed in the project scope. They will also use photo-points to monitor riparian vegetation condition in the project area.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve water quality in the Logan catchment by enhancing riparian vegetation condition and biodiversity connectivity in Oaky Creek through weed control, re-vegetation and stock management
  • increase landholders’ knowledge and skills in natural resource management and facilitate the uptake of sustainable land management practices

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC2036

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Upper Logan Resilience: Brice, 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-brice-87d3/>.

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