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

Murray-Darling Native Fish Forum

23 August 2017

You are invited to attend the 2017 Murray-Darling Basin Native Fish Forum, on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th August 2017 at the National Convention Centre, Canberra The theme of this year's forum is Fish, Flows, Habitat…  + read more

Tree planting - St Mary's School Goondiwindi

15 September 2017

A mass tree planting by St Mary’s School students and Goondiwindi Regional Council (GRC) as part of a lesson on the importance of creating native habitat in town areas. QMDC’s guest speakers will lead a discussion…  + read more

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

19 September 2017

Ahoy! If you need a little help with the lingo while cursing ... oops, complimenting ... your friends and colleagues today ... read more here: http://talklikeapirate.com/wordpress/how-to/for-further-study/.  + read more