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Bunya Biolink: Improving Condition and Connectivity of Riparian Vegetation Along Little Britain Creek at Coalbank: Nolan

Website/Report

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Project lead

Partnerships

Greening Australia (Queensland) Ltd

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Landholder

Industries

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Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Greening Australia (Queensland) Ltd

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Landholder

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

15 January 2013

End date

31 July 2013

Summary

This project aims to enhance the condition and connectivity of native vegetation communities in the Bunya Biolink area, including the endangered semi-evergreen vine thicket (SEVT) and Brigalow (Acacia harpophylla). With funding provided through the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program, via Greening Australia, SEQ Catchments is providing support to landholders to help reduce the fragmentation of habitat and native vegetation and contribute to more ecological sustainable land management by reducing threats caused by weeds, unmanaged stock access and inappropriate fire regimes.

The project area is the riparian zone of Little Britain Creek and has vegetation mapped as RE 12.3.3/12.3.7 (Eucalyptus tereticornis woodland to open forest and fringing riparian forest on alluvial plains), which is listed as endangered. This project will build on previous works undertaken by the landholder with the project completing fencing to manage stock access to the riparian zone and undertake weed control.

This project will improve connectivity and enhance the condition of approximately 15ha of native riparian vegetation through the following activities:
  • construction of 1.1km of permanent fencing and the establishment of one off-stream watering point to protect 14ha of riparian habitat from stock and allow natural regeneration
  • strategic weed control of environmental weeds, primarily lantana over 15ha. 

The landholder is committed to monitoring and maintenance of project outcomes including:
  • establishing four standard photo-points and taking ‘before and after’ photographs to monitor changes in habitat condition and natural regeneration over time
  • ongoing selective weed control and sustainable grazing and fire management practices to maintain ecological values of the native vegetation communities.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve biodiversity in the Bunya Biolink area by improving the condition and connectivity of native vegetation in the Emu Creek Catchment through weed control and stock management.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1904

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Bunya Biolink: Improving Condition and Connectivity of Riparian Vegetation Along Little Britain Creek at Coalbank: Nolan, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 1 February 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/bunya-biolink-improving-condition-and-connectivity-of-riparian-vegetation-along-a111/>.

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