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Upper Logan Resilience: Clark

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

7 May 2013

End date

20 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 Oaky Creek to contribute to improved water quality and riparian health in the sub-catchment. It will deliver:
  • 3km of weed management and bank stability
  • re-vegetation of areas where banks are devoid of native trees
  • gully restoration and management (physical works for repair, composting and fencing).

Weed removal Celtis sinensis, Solanum mauritianum, Morus sp. will be undertaken and where needed the bank will be stabilised with native eucalyptus species. Also, a gully which is eroding along an old contour bank will be stabilised and two other small gullies will be fenced off to cattle to prevent similar property degradation and reduce sediment entering Oaky Creek.

The environmental benefit will include areas containing endangered Regional Ecosystem 12.8.24 Corymbia citriodora open forest on Cainozoic igneous rocks, especially trachyte and associated riparian vegetation types.

The landholder will maintain the weed control undertaken in the project and complement this with re-vegetation along the creek bank where required. They will use photo-points to monitor riparian vegetation condition in the project area.

Project actions carried out include:
  • 1.2km electric fence erected
  • earthworks implemented to control approximately 2ha of soil erosion
  • 9ha weed control established along 3km of creek banks
  • re-vegetation of areas where banks are devoid of native trees.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve water quality in the Logan catchment by reducing weeds and 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

SEQC2017

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Upper Logan Resilience: Clark, 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-clark-444c/>.

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