Vegetation planning

Well-managed native vegetation on farmland can benefit production and conservation efforts. QMDC staff are working with landholders and industry groups to develop and implement vegetation plans that deliver these goals.

Vegetation planning is a major component of Sub-catchment Planning and is done across a group of properties providing opportunities to better manage it, to connect up important areas of vegetation and to tackle common problems across the landscape.

The first step in developing a vegetation plan is to look at what's currently known about the biodiversity value of the area.  This involves:

  • mapping Regional Ecosystems
  • identifying high value biodiversity areas
  • assessing vegetation linkages across the landscape
  • reviewing the list of endangered, vulnerable and rare species for an area
  • assessing the condition and trend of remnant and non-remnant vegetation, and
  • property visits to ground truth the information collected.

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This information is gathered together by QMDC and provided to Sub-catchment groups. We then work with groups to develop group and individual vegetation management plans.

These plans may look at linking up corridors of vegetation, such as along creek lines, revegetating or fencing off important areas, managing fire or weed and pest control.

Upcoming Events

Mental Health First Aid…free workshop.

28 June 2017

This is a Community Initiative: Sponsored by South West Hospitals and Health Service. Who can attend a course? Any interested adult can attend, though please note this course is not for adolescents to attend. This…  + read more

NAIDOC Week

02 July 2017

The importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages will be the focus of national celebrations marking NAIDOC Week 2017. The 2017 theme - Our Languages Matter - aims to emphasise and…  + read more

QMDC Member Meeting for the Maranoa region

06 July 2017

Our regular member meetings are a chance for you to hear about projects and activities in the Maranoa-Balonne and Border Rivers - from QMDC and our member organisations. All welcome. Where: Surat Bowls Club  When:  9:30am…  + read more