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The Biodiversity Recovery Plan for Gatton and Laidley Shires, South-East Queensland 2003-2008 takes a multi-species recovery planning approach, addressing the conservation and recovery of all known significant species and ecological communities within the defined local government areas of Gatton and Laidley Shires in South East Queensland. Read the rest of this entry »
I prepared a Land and Environmental Management Plan (LEMP) for the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (S.S.A.A.) Lockyer Branch Inc. to support their development application for a Shooting Range in Gatton Shire. Read the rest of this entry »
The Land Use Planning Handbook for the Lockyer Catchment, which I prepared in 2001, describes the ‘land systems’ planning approach used in NRM planning in the Lockyer Catchment of South East Queensland. The Lockyer Catchment was divided into six land systems, each representing a group of areas with a distinct characteristic pattern of landform, soils and vegetation. For each land system, recommendations were made about sustainable land uses and land management practices to be encouraged, and also undesirable uses and practices to be discouraged. Read the rest of this entry »
I prepared the Gatton Shire Biodiversity Strategy in 2000 as a component of the Natural Heritage Trust (NHT) funded Gatton Shire Vegetation Assessment and Conservation Project. The Strategy advanced innovative win-win solutions to benefit both biodiversity and the landholders and community of Gatton Shire. Read the rest of this entry »
The Lockyer Valley, located a short drive west of Brisbane, features large areas of natural bushland with spectacular mountain and sandstone gorge scenery. There are a wide range of vegetation types from rainforests to wildflower heaths, and many significant native plants and animals. A growing number of landholders are taking advantage of these natural attributes through the establishment of environmental tourism, ecotourism and rural tourism ventures. Read the rest of this entry »
South-East Queensland Rainforest Recovery News was published in 1997-1999 to provide updates on the initiation of one of Australia’s first multi-species recovery planning projects, the South-East Queensland Rainforest Recovery Project (which evolved from the earlier South-East Queensland Vineforests Project).
The Glen Rock Green Corps Project engaged unemployed young people to carry out nature conservation work and visitor facility construction at the Glen Rock Regional Park in the southern Lockyer Valley. Glen Rock Regional Park adjoins the World Heritage listed Main Range National Park and is part of the public open space network for south-east Queensland. Read the rest of this entry »
Teddington Weir, located near the Queensland city of Maryborough, was selected as a demonstration site for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) South-East Queensland Vineforests Project. As a public recreation area, Teddington Weir represented an outstanding location for educating the public about dry rainforest conservation issues and the Vineforests Project. The Weir supplies Maryborough’s water supply, and is a popular recreation area for the residents of Maryborough and surrounding districts. Read the rest of this entry »
In 1991, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) funded a study of 232 vineforest sites in the South-East Queensland Bioregion, in association with the Queensland Herbarium. The study culminated in the publication of The Vineforest Plant Atlas for South-East Queensland, and identified 63 vineforest stands of high conservation value and 122 regionally threatened flora species.
The WWF South-East Queensland Vineforests Project was developed to use the results of the 1991 study to promote the conservation and management of the Vineforest Atlas high conservation value sites, and I carried out the project in 1996-1997. Read the rest of this entry »
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