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Enhancing Lowland Subtropical Rainforest Along the Upper Stanley River at Peachester: Benjafield

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Landholder

Brush Turkey Enterprises

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Brush Turkey Enterprises

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

7 June 2013

End date

30 June 2013

Summary

In November 2011, lowland subtropical rainforest (LSR) was listed as a critically Endangered Ecological Community (EEC) under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Within the Upper Stanley and Mooloolah catchments, LSR has been reduced in extent by 92% since European settlement as a result of clearing for agriculture, forestry and peri-urban development. The remaining patches often occur as narrow, broken riparian corridors.

This project aims to enable the restoration and reconnection of areas of LSR within the project area. With funding received through the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program, SEQ Catchments is providing support to landholders to help reduce the fragmentation of LSR. This will be achieved through promoting more ecological sustainable land management by reducing threats caused by weeds, unmanaged stock access and inappropriate fire regimes. In addition, natural regeneration of the LSR community will be promoted and re-vegetation, where appropriate, of LSR species will be undertaken.

This property contains lowland subtropical rainforest along the Stanley River, which is mapped as the endangered RE 12.3.1. This intact gallery rainforest is well connected to neighbouring properties and is part of the significant riparian corridor in the Upper Stanley, which has been identified as a landscape corridor of State significance in the SEQ Biodiversity Planning Assessment, 2006.  

This project will enhance the condition and connectivity of approximately 1ha of lowland gallery rainforest along the Stanley River through strategic environmental weed control undertaken by the Brush Turkey Enterprises contracting team and the landholder.

Proposed project monitoring and maintenance:
  • establish two photo-points and take ‘before and after’ photographs.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve biodiversity in the upper Stanley River catchment by enhancing the condition and connectivity of lowland subtropical rainforest through 1ha weed control.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC2041

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Enhancing Lowland Subtropical Rainforest Along the Upper Stanley River at Peachester: Benjafield, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 30 October 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/enhancing-lowland-subtropical-rainforest-along-the-upper-stanley-river-at-6717/>.

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