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Cave Creek Restoration: Freeman

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Landholder

Australian Government (National Landcare Program 2013-18)

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Australian Government (National Landcare Program 2013-18)

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 March 2014

End date

30 June 2014

Summary

The Gondwana World Heritage Area (WHA) forms part of the Great Eastern Ranges (GER) and borders the SEQ region to the south and south-West. The lack of connectivity to lowland habitats compromises the resilience of the WHA, particularly in the face of predicted climate change impacts, and reduces ecosystem functionality. The WHA and adjacent areas also provide habitat for a number of Environment and Protection Diversity Conservation (EPBC) listed species.

The landholders involved in this project have a strong commitment to restoring and conserving the natural values of the property, demonstrated through participation in SEQ Catchments Level 3 Property Management Planning Workshop, Land for Wildlife voluntary program and a history of past activity.

By implementing this component of the project the landholder will restore 5ha of rainforest along 2km of Cave Creek (a known habitat for the giant barred frog) with headwaters joining Springbrook National Park. A small team will remove 5ha of heavily infested lantana for natural regeneration.

Proposed project monitoring and maintenance:
  • establish one photo-point and take ‘before and after’ photographs to monitor changes in habitat condition
  • initiate ongoing site maintenance (spot spraying) until site is regenerated
  • improve biodiversity in the Gondwana World Heritage Area by improving the condition of native habitat on adjacent land through 5ha of weed control (lantana).

Benefits

This project will:
  • help community groups and private landholders to take on ground action to restore and enhance native vegetation, improve wildlife habitats, increase connectivity and resilience, and restore ecosystem function.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC2125

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Cave Creek Restoration: Freeman, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 12 September 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/cave-creek-restoration-freeman-09c8/>.

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