BM NLP 06 Western Mary Sub-catchments Grazing Landscapes Project
Burnett Mary Regional Group
Queensland Government (EPA)
Queensland Government (DPI&F)
Wetland Care Australia
Gympie and District Landcare Group Inc
Tiaro & District Landcare Group
AgForce (SE Region)
Kilkivan and Woocoo Shire Councils (now the Gympie Regional Council)
Landholders in the Munna, Widgee and Wide Bay sub-catchments
On-ground work, Planning, Research
Case study type
National Landcare Program
The purpose of the project was to assist grazing landholders to improve the productivity and sustainability of their grazing management systems, and to integrate the management and rehabilitation of wetlands and riparian zones into their property management planning process (through targeting priority land condition, nutrient, sediment, chemicals and salinity issues), on a whole of landscape scale in the Munna, Wide Bay and Widgee sub-catchments of the Mary River Catchment in South East Queensland. Specific achievements related to wetlands included: 30 surveys of priority wetlands and riparian areas of grazing landscapes surveyed and mapped.
A wetland type classification system and assessment framework was developed and management profiles produced for use in identifying, assessing the resource condition and managing wetlands in the Munna, Widgee and Wide Bay sub-catchments.
Wetland management profiles information sheets were prepared and distributed for use by landholders.
72 primary production properties were engaged through two field-days and a monitoring and evaluation process was established for the Munna Creek sub-catchment area.
135 properties were engaged through six field-days, and a pilot stocktake workshop, a PMP workshop and a monitoring and evaluation process established for the Wide Bay and Widgee Creek sub-catchments.
20 sustainable grazing projects were approved and implemented for the Munna Creek, Wide Bay and Widgee Creek sub-catchments, and activities included:
Last updated: 26 November 2014
This page should be cited as:
BM NLP 06 Western Mary Sub-catchments Grazing Landscapes Project, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 1 February 2017, .