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Supporting landholders to save their soils and the reef

Project Snapshot - Gully Remediation in the Fitzroy

PROJECT SUMMARY • Over 190 landholders canvassed, 44 landholders engaged across five Fitzroy subcatchments • 176 property visits and 56 site assessments • 53 erosion management plans developed • 3,441 hectares of gullies and vulnerable land (i.e. scalds) fenced for stock exclusion • 140 hectares of gullies treated through erosion control structures • 652 erosion control structures constructed • Four demonstration site field days to promote gully remediation and soil saving management practices


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Fishway case study

Wran Creek Fishway - freeing fish to migrate

Freeing more fish to complete their breeding cycle has helped restore some natural balance to a coastal creek in central Queensland.


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Wetland protection case study

Wetland protection - reducing the impact of weeds

FBA partnered with Queensland Parks and Wildlife (QPWS), Fitzroy River and Coastal Catchments, Greening Australia and local community members to reduce the impact of weeds at Sandy Point.


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Indigenous Culture – capturing traditional knowledge

Indigenous Culture - capturing traditional knowledge

Fitzroy Basin Association developed a series of nine videos through the Traditional Ecological Knowledge project funded by Caring for our Country. The short clips feature traditional owners talking about the cultural significance of different landscapes, and how different plants were used for practical purposes, food, and medicine.


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Helping rare frogs case study

Helping rare frogs

Rare frogs in rainforests of central Queensland are caught in a conservation paradox - more information about the frogs in needed to decide how to conserve them, but their very scarcity means that information is hard to come by.


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Marine debris case study

Understanding marine debris for cleaner beaches

Capricorn Coast residents have been learning more about the rubbish that arrives on their shores while helping keep local beaches beautiful.


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Coast dune restoration case study

Better beach habitat - changing 4WD habits

Dunes damaged by careless four-wheel driving have been restored along Lilley’s Beach on Boyne Island thanks to the efforts of volunteers.


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Additional funding leads to significant increase in hatching rates

Nest protection for vulnerable Fitzroy River Turtles

For over a decade, Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. (FBA) and Greening Australia have teamed together to protect iconic Fitzroy River Turtles from predation. However, by securing corporate partners to complement funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme, the two organisations have exponentially increased their nest protection efforts over the past two years.


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Wetlands and coastal scrub species just a few of the winners arising from dune restoration

Farnborough Beach Dune Restoration project

Farnborough Beach is part of the internationally-recognised Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar site. Its dunes form a natural buffer between the water and the terrestrial and wetland habitats within Byfield National Park. These Farnborough dunes have been slowly eroding.


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