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Woolshed Creek salinity mitigation and wetland enhancement (tree planting): McMichael - phase 1

Website/Report

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Project lead

Partnerships

Powerlink (GreenWorks program)

Landholder

Industries

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Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Powerlink Queensland (Greenworks Program)

Landholder

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

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Start date

15 July 2010

End date

30 March 2011

Summary

This project is supported by Powerlink Queensland under their Greenworks Program. The overall project builds upon previous investigations by Professor Roger Shaw that identified approaches needed to mitigate salinity in Woolshed and Plain Creek catchments. The project has used Property Management Planning principles in an adult learning environment in order to plan for and implement actions aimed at reducing the impacts of salinity and improving land management and water quality outcomes for the Woolshed and Plain Creek catchments.

This project will result in planting 450 local native trees in order to help maintain a lower water table and reduce the incidence of salinity in the catchment. Additionally, it will provide habitat for local fauna and improve the visual amenity of the area in the vicinity of the Powerlink 500kV powerlines.

Proposed project monitoring and maintenance:
  • mitigate salinity in the Woolshed Creek catchment through maintaining groundwater at low levels by planting trees
  • improve biodiversity through planting of endangered Brigalow ecosystems
  • improve water quality by improving wetland function
  • improve visual amenity by masking views of powerlines.

Benefits

This project will:
  • establish re-vegetation for salinity mitigation through tree water use and for biodiversity.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1637

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Woolshed Creek salinity mitigation and wetland enhancement (tree planting): McMichael - phase 1, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/woolshed-creek-salinity-mitigation-and-wetland-enhancement-tree-planting-82a5/>.

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