Landholders to benefit from wildlife program in Scenic Rim

Landholders to benefit from wildlife program in Scenic Rim

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12-May-2015

The Scenic Rim is a special part of South East Queensland, a fertile mountainous region home to beautiful array of native plants and animals, such as Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies, Koalas, Spotted-tailed Quolls, Eastern Bristlebirds and other endangered species. 
  
A new habitat restoration program will work to support landholders in the upper reaches of Teviot Brook and Burnett Creek, the upper Christmas Creek area and at Clayton Gully in the Warrill Creek district to manage their land in ways that has benefit for native wildlife. 

To kick things off, three field days will be held to heighten landholders’ wildlife experience. 

“Everyone is invited to come along to the field days, which will involve presentations on endangered wildlife, information on best-practice habitat conservation and dealing with issues such as fire and weeds,” said Liz Gould from SEQ Catchments.

“Experts will be on hand to talk about endangered bird identification, tips for wildlife photography and other land management techniques.

“In the Scenic Rim, we have Penny the Conservation Dog, trained to detect the endangered Eastern Bristlebird and Koalas and we hope to be able to share about the great work she has been doing.”

“The field days will also demonstrate the wildlife monitoring motion-sensing cameras which will be installed as part of the project in strategic locations across the district to gather information on the whereabouts and movements of wildlife and predators. 

“The field days will be held on three separate weekends, mid-May through to mid-June, at Maroon Hall, Aratula and Lamington covering the Upper Teviot Brook and upper Burnett Creek, Clayton Gully and Christmas Creek project areas.

The field days are part of an Everyone’s Environment Grant conservation project undertaken by the Border Ranges Alliance in partnership with SEQ Catchments, Scenic Rim Regional Council and the Nature Conservation Trust of NSW.

Free morning tea and lunch will be provided and attendees are asked to wear clothes suitable for a bush walk, particularly long trousers and sturdy footwear.

Upcoming workshops include:

  • Upper Teviot Brook and upper Burnett Creek field day: Sunday May 17th from 10am to 2pm at Maroon Hall in Maroon village, located on the corner of Newlove Road and Boonah-Rathdowney Road.
  • Clayton Gully field day: Saturday May 30th 10am - 2pm, Aratula Rural Fire Brigade, Cunningham Highway, Aratula.
  • Christmas Creek field day: Saturday June 13th from 10am to 2pm at the Christmas Creek Recreation Centre, 2745 Christmas Creek Road, Lamington.

For bookings and more information the field days please contact Liz Gould on 0400 748 157 or at lgould@seqcatchments.com.au.

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