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Delivering Biodiversity Dividends for the Barratta Creek Catchment

Website/Report

Project lead

Partnerships

Multiple partnerships with private enterprise and with local, state and federal government

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Biodiversity Fund

Funding amount

$2,393,800

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

30 December 2012

End date

30 December 2017

Summary

Since the introduction of intensive irrigated agriculture, Barratta Creek and wetlands have suffered serious impacts through a lack of active management and understanding including invasive aquatic and terrestrial weeds, frequent fire regimes, excessive and nutrient rich tailwater flows.

The project seeks to manage and enhance the high ecological functional values of the Barratta Creek Catchment which forms the main artery of the Bowling Green Bay wetlands Ramsar site. The project also aims to unite multiple stakeholders to implement integrated catchment-based management.

Benefits

Re-vegetation activities will provide a greater tolerance to future extreme weather events and decrease the proliferation of tipuana seeds throughout the area.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

(none)

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Delivering Biodiversity Dividends for the Barratta Creek Catchment, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 13 April 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/delivering-biodiversity-dividends-for-the-barratta-creek-catchment-6dcd/>.

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