Riparian Reconstruction
Sep
28
8:00 AM08:00

Riparian Reconstruction

Cost: $45 per person.

Riparian areas are often a focus for restoration as these regularly disturbed systems are frequently degraded by erosion, weed infestations and a higher edge to area ratio. When these systems are highly degraded and require major works to stabilise an area, often the go-to solution is rock which provide limited biodiversity outcomes.

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Lower Beechmont Conservation Area, Gold Coast
Sep
28
8:00 AM08:00

Lower Beechmont Conservation Area, Gold Coast

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Cost: $50 per person.

Lower Beechmont Conservation Area is managed by the City of Gold Coast and covers a total of 789 ha. Restoration work commenced on site in 2006 and more than 250 ha have been restored via assisted regeneration including large scale and intensive weed control. Four separate revegetation projects have also been implemented to between 2006 and 2016.   

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Stewartdale Nature Refuge koala habitat restoration project, Ripley.
Sep
28
8:00 AM08:00

Stewartdale Nature Refuge koala habitat restoration project, Ripley.

Cost: $45 per person.

The Stewartdale koala restoration project is the largest on ground koala restoration project implemented in Queensland. Negotiations with the landholders, the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia and the Queensland government commenced in 2012 and in 2013, the 969 ha site was declared a Nature Refuge. Detailed restoration planning was undertaken and has guided the design and implementation of the project including seed collection, site preparation and the installation of 18 km of fauna friendly fencing designed to protect establishing trees while ensuring fauna movement throughout the site is retained.

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Marine Restoration – Fish Habitat Restoration Projects
Sep
28
7:00 AM07:00

Marine Restoration – Fish Habitat Restoration Projects

Cost: $55 per person.

This scenic and informative trip north of Brisbane will explore five fish habitat restoration projects in a range of coastal ecological communities including a number of innovative designs for fish habitat restoration achieved through collaborative partnerships with Traditional Owners, community groups, government, researchers and a regional NRM group.

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The University of Queensland Guided Restoration Walk - FREE EVENT
Sep
26
7:30 AM07:30

The University of Queensland Guided Restoration Walk - FREE EVENT

SCB UQ Brisbane completed a 3 year joint revegetation project on the UQ campus funded through the Everyone's Environment grant program and focused on riparian vegetation. Data from multiple surveys and volunteer days has been used to inform the final reporting for this project and more than 11,500 trees have been planted. The chapter continues to be involved in ongoing bird, butterfly, and plant cover monitoring, as well as land-care activities.

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To the Big Scrub and Back!
Sep
21
to Sep 24

To the Big Scrub and Back!

Base cost: for the tour is $160. This does not include accommodation.

A two day pre-conference field trip will take delegates to a range of sites in northern NSW's Big Scrub, hosted by SERA, AABR and Big Scrub Landcare (2016 Australian winner of the SERA award for restoration excellence). Participants will be able to visit Australia's oldest restoration project (initiated by Ambrose Crawford at Lumley Park, Alstonville, in 1935) as well as the historic Victoria Park and Rocky Creek Dam sites.

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