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Dennis’s Irbyana Protection Project

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Landholder

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 May 2011

End date

30 May 2012

Summary

Swamp tea-tree (Melaleuca irbyana) forest is considered endangered under Commonwealth and Queensland legislation. With funding provided through the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program, SEQ Catchments is providing support, advice and financial incentives to assist landholders in the region to conserve and enhance remnant and regrowth swamp tea-tree forest.

The landholder has completed Level 3 Property Management Planning training provided by SEQ Catchments and through this has developed a project action plan for implementation.

Project activities include:
  • controlling weeds (including mother-of-millions) within 0.5ha of swamp tea-tree
  • constructing 1.2km of electric fencing to allow for improved grazing management within 3ha of swamp tea-tree
  • establishing re-vegetation with 100 swamp tea-tree plants.

Proposed project monitoring and maintenance:
  • establishing two standard photo-points and taking ‘before and after’ photographs
  • undertaking site condition assessment with assistance from SEQ Catchments staff
  • maintaining fencing and following a controlled grazing management plan to prevent overgrazing in project area.

Benefits

This project will:
  • protect and restore 3.5ha of swamp tea-tree RE 12.9-10.11/12.3.3c
  • improve biodiversity in the area by increasing the extent of, and improving the condition of, endangered swamp tea tree forest through weed control, improved grazing management and re-vegetation
  • control weeds (including mother-of-millions) within 0.5ha of swamp tea-tree forest
  • construct 1.2km of electric fencing to allow for improved grazing management within 3ha of swamp tea-tree forest
  • encourage re-vegetation by planting 100 swamp tea-tree plants.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1699

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Dennis’s Irbyana Protection Project, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 13 April 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/dennis-s-irbyana-protection-project-0c19/>.

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