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Upper Logan Resilience: Franklin

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

16 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 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. In addition, grazing management will be improved by splitting the current paddock into two smaller paddocks to allow for rotation of stock. A water point will be assembled to provide water for the new paddock.

This project will be enhanced by similar works on neighbouring properties across the catchment aimed at improving water quality and reducing sediment loss within the catchment.

The environmental benefit will include areas featuring ‘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 proponent will maintain the weed control, erect a fence and complement this by managing native regrowth and areas of re-vegetation to stabilise the tributary gullies and banks of Oaky Creek. Photo-points will be used to monitor riparian vegetation condition in the project area.

This project will:
  • deliver improved pasture management by splitting a paddock to enable rotational grazing, improving paddock condition and run-off quality to Oaky Creek
  • establish an off-stream watering point to reduce the movement of cattle into Oaky Creek
  • construct fencing on one side of a major gully tributary of Oaky Creek, significantly reducing the movement of cattle into the Gully
  • remove weeds (mainly lantana) in a mosaic treatment pattern along Oaky Creek and from a major gully
  • encourage native regrowth along Oaky Creek and the gully, and using in-fill plantings to stabilise banks were required.

Project achievements:
  • native riparian species planted within 8.5ha of existing native vegetation along 3km of creek bank
  • 1.2km of fence erected
  • two off-stream water-points established protecting 1.2km of stream bank
  • sustainable grazing management implemented on 112ha.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve water quality in the upper Logan catchment by enhancing riparian condition and reducing sediment inputs through weed control and improved stock management
  • increase landholders’ knowledge and skills in natural resource management and facilitate the uptake of sustainable land management practices
  • undertake 30.5ha of weed control (mainly lantana).

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC2011

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Upper Logan Resilience: Franklin, 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-franklin-3d3f/>.

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