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BM NLP 06 Western Mary Sub-catchments Grazing Landscapes Project

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

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)

Growcom

Kilkivan and Woocoo Shire Councils (now the Gympie Regional Council)
Grazing

Landholders in the Munna, Widgee and Wide Bay sub-catchments

Industries

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Activities

On-ground work, Planning, Research

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

National Landcare Program

Funding amount

$432,970

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

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End date

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Summary

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:
  • 9ha of riparian vegetation protected by fencing
  • 6km of riparian vegetation enhanced
  • 9km of stream bank enhanced
  • 10ha of eroded riparian zone fenced
  • 5km of eroded stream bank fenced
  • 77ha of land improved by increased infiltration and reduced (water and sediment) run-off
  • 10 off-stream watering points established
  • 17km of stream bank improved by off-stream watering points.

Benefits

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Lesson

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Reference ID

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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 12 September 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/bm-nlp-06-western-mary-sub-catchments-grazing-landscapes-project-7ad9/>.

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