Shaping a Nature Positive Future

“97% of Australians want more action to protect nature” – The Biodiversity Council   Our sold-out “Shaping a Nature Positive Future” event brought together environmental, social, governmental, and financial expertise. The expert panel discussion and networking breakfast highlighted the need for urgency, transparency, and community engagement to advance Queensland’s Nature Positive agenda. A timely event […]

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Lachlan Hughes Foundation: Ben’s Regenerative Journey

“Here’s to our regenerative agriculture journeys: may they be full of opportunities for self-improvement and be a journey that never truly ends, but only evolves with each step we take.” – Ben Heathwood    The Lachlan Hughes Foundation recently celebrated and reflected on the participants’ journeys over the last 12 months in the LHF program.   […]

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Watergum Community Koala Education Workshop

On 18 November 2023, the Watergum community came together for a koala education workshop at Koala Crossing, one of QTFN’s Revolving Fund properties. The workshop focused on helping koala enthusiasts learn more about how to establish and conserve koala habitats, understand the challenges koalas face, and engage in koala survey activities.    Dave Madden, QTFN’s Restoration Project […]

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Queensland’s Nature: Connect, Explore, and Cherish our incredible nature during National Biodiversity Month this September!

At the Queensland Trust for Nature, we’re dedicated to nurturing that connection and fostering a deep appreciation for Queensland’s remarkable biodiversity. Why Connecting with Nature Matters: Picture this: You’re surrounded by lush forests, vibrant landscapes, and the chirping of birds in the air. Connecting with nature isn’t just about taking a stroll – it’s about […]

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Celebrating Partnerships – Koala Habitat Restoration

Recently, Queensland Trust for Nature helped facilitate maintenance and infill planting to help restore the riparian border at one of our first round properties for the Koala Habitat Restoration Partnership Program (KHRPP), Woodstock. Woodstock was one of many landholders impacted by floods earlier this year. When the Albert River rose and the property suffered significant […]

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National Threatened Species Day

At QTFN biodiversity it our business! We aim to protect and enhance habitat for many species including several threatened species through our properties, education programs and partnerships. On National Threatened Species day we want to highlight some of our threatened species: Koala – we are enhancing and protecting koala habitat through our Koala Crossing and […]

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Celebrate Queensland’s Biodiversity by connecting with Nature

National Biodiversity Month is celebrated every year across Australia during September. At the Queensland Trust for Nature, we aim to get more people connecting with nature and valuing Queensland’s biodiversity. As part of National Biodiversity Month, we have prepared a calendar to provide ideas of how to connect with nature for at least 20 minutes […]

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Partnering to Support Koala Conservation

We’d like to pay special tribute to our special community of partners and individuals who are making positive change within our Koala Habitat Partnerships Restoration Program (KHRPP). Since it commenced in 2019, the KHRPP has planted more than 170,000 koala trees across 100 hectares of cleared council and privately-owned land. A further 145 hectares of existing […]

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Invert Adventure: A hands-on experience for our Citizen Scientists

When 33 citizen scientists and 7 experts arrived on our host property – Mount Mellum Nature Refuge – we had high hopes of what they would discover. This camp gave our citizen scientists hands-on experience as they scoured the earth, the water and the air for varying species of invertebrates.  With thanks to our amazing […]

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Lachlan Hughes Foundation Regenerative Agriculture Day of Learning

In May, we were honoured to attend the Lachlan Hughes Foundation Regenerative Agriculture Day of Learning at Dulacca, on Barunggam Country. The Hughes family are incredible ambassadors for the regenerative agriculture movement. Through the Lachlan Hughes Foundation, they are fostering the sharing of knowledge creating a network of likeminded landscape managers who want to increase the productivity […]

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A Taste of Biodiversity for Breakfast

If the world’s economy was decreasing at the same rapid rate as biodiversity, there would be greater urgency to make a change now. For many people – and many businesses – biodiversity is an unknown importance in its impact on, not just an ecosystem, but our world.  On the 22nd April this year, we hosted […]

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History Visits Aroona

On a warm, Autumn afternoon in April, we were delighted to host the Gehrke family back to their ancestral property, Aroona, in a region formerly known as Gehrkevale, on Yugara Country. The visit was a celebration of a family member’s 90th birthday while also commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Gehrke family’s arrival to the […]

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