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GreenWorks Emu Creek - Enhancing Riparian and Habitat Values at McConnel’s, Oaky and Emu Creeks: Seifert

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Powerlink (GreenWorks program)

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Powerlink (GreenWorks program)

Landholder

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 October 2010

End date

30 April 2013

Summary

This project is part of the Enhancing biodiversity values in the Emu Creek, Ravensbourne and Crows Nest districts project, an initiative of the Powerlink GreenWorks program. With funding from Powerlink and support from the Australian Government and partners Toowoomba Regional Council, Emu Creek Catchment Landcare, Ravensbourne and District Landcare and Crows Nest Creek Catchment Group, SEQ Catchments is providing support, advice and incentives to assist landholders to protect and enhance the condition and connectivity of significant native vegetation on their properties.   

This particular project aims to enhance environmental values of approximately 70ha around McConnel’s, Oaky and Emu creeks through:
  • establishing three off-stream watering points to minimise stock impacts and improve natural regeneration along McConnel’s Creek
  • strategic control of environmental weeds to improve condition and habitat value of approximately 25ha of grassy eucalypt woodland vegetation (RE 12.12.24 and 12.12.12)
  • strategic control of environmental weeds to improve the condition and habitat value of approximately 45ha of remnant riparian vegetation (RE 12.3.7) along McConnel’s, Oaky and Emu Creeks.  

This project is located in an area bordering Powerlink’s proposed 500kV power line easement and is part of the landholder’s long-term Property Management Plan developed through the Sustainable Land Management Practices project conducted by Emu Creek Catchment Landcare Group in partnership with local landholders and SEQ Catchments over the last four years.  

The landholder is committed to ongoing maintenance of the environmental outcomes and will monitor and record changes in riparian condition, grazing land and woodland health over time using photo-point monitoring in conjunction with standard land and vegetation condition assessment approaches.

The 5-year GreenWorks program aims to provide lasting environmental benefits and enhance visual amenity in the vicinity of areas where Powerlink is planning to develop and operate essential electricity transmission infrastructure in the future to improve biodiversity in the Emu Creek catchment by removing environmental weeds.

Benefits

This project will:
  • establish three off-stream watering points
  • conduct strategic control of 70ha of environmental weeds.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1668

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

GreenWorks Emu Creek - Enhancing Riparian and Habitat Values at McConnel’s, Oaky and Emu Creeks: Seifert, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 12 September 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/greenworks-emu-creek-enhancing-riparian-and-habitat-values-at-mcconnel-s-oaky-9159/>.

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