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

Rabbit Control Project - Community Catch up

25 May 2017

Join us for a barbecue and the chance to learn more about a new rabbit control project, assistance available to landholders in ‘The Summit ‘area and the impact of rabbits. This is your chance to have an informal…  + read more

Chinchilla Show

26 May 2017

May 26 & 27. More: https://www.facebook.com/Chinchilla-Show-Society-457410664334484/ or  + read more

Reconciliation Week

27 May 2017

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 2017 runs from May 27 to June 3 each year. These dates mark the anniversaries of the 1967 referendum and the Mabo decision, respectively. 2017 marks the 50th and 25th anniversaries of these…  + read more