Planting for impact

In partnership with C4 and fellow Cassowary Coast conservation group, Brettacorp Inc., QTFN has piloted the use of the Miyawaki planting method on two plots on its Gurrbum Reserve to accelerate rainforest reforestation on the property. A globally recognised planting method, Miyawaki is proven to create fast growing, high density, high biodiversity and high carbon […]

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Cassowary habitat revegetation

Thanks to the Queensland Department of Environment and Science, for funding our project to restore a critical link in Cassowary habitat within the Smith’s Gap Corridor, in Queensland’s Wet Tropics Region. This generous grant will allow us to plant 16,000 trees, over 4 hectares and weed a further 10.5 hectares at Gurrbum Reserve, a property […]

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Ipswich City Council Enviro Organisation Award

Our CEO, Steve Lacey, was honoured to accept the 2019 Ipswich City Council Enviro Organisation Award on behalf of the QTFN team. The award recognised multiple activities to support threatened species and control predators at our 2000 ha cattle property, Aroona Station, 55km southwest of Ipswich. In accepting the award, Steve acknowledged the phenomenal legacy […]

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Koala Crossing Reawakens!

Three years on, Koala Crossing is transforming! Planted in 2016 in partnership with our friends at Greenfleet, more than 90,000 trees are revitalising the landscape. As you can see, the plantings are well on their way to providing new habitat for koala and other local wildlife. Careful treatment of weeds followed by substantial recent rains […]

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Joining forces to build cassowary connections

QTFN has joined forces again with (C4) Community for Coastal and Cassowary Conservation organisation to secure more habitat for cassowaries. We were pleased to acquire part of a significant wildlife corridor at Smiths Gap, north of Tully. Over 10,000 trees will now be planted to provide safe avenues for cassowary movement, in partnership with C4 […]

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QTFN Appoints New CEO

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Lacey as our new Chief Executive Officer. Steve brings a unique perspective with over 10 years’ experience managing and consulting in Australia for state and national agricultural groups in the areas of risk, productivity and profitability, natural resource management and natural capital. Prior to joining QTFN, […]

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Sandy and Purga Creek Koala Research Project

Queensland Trust for Nature, Scenic Rim Regional Council, the New Hope Group and UQ’s Koala Ecology Group partnered to undertake important koala research in the Peak Crossing area. Our research aims to investigate habitat use of koalas along Sandy and Purga Creeks, between the Flinders-Goolman Reserve and the town of Peak Crossing. GPS tracking devices […]

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Tinana Koala research project

QTFN’s Conservation Manager, Tanya Pritchard is excited to be working alongside Dr Bill Ellis on the Tinana Koala Research Project. In many areas of the Fraser Coast local koala populations are decreasing. The Tinana area (near Maryborough) is experiencing rapid urban development; at the same time, there is a lack of scientific research and monitoring […]

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Community Planting Day at Gurrbum Reserve – 21 November

Slap on a hat and some sunscreen and join Queensland Trust for Nature (QTFN) and our partners at a Community Planting Day at Gurrbum Reserve, near Tully this Saturday 21 November 2020. It’s the first planting for the Summer season at the Reserve, a 17-hectare property we purchased last year in partnership with C4 Community […]

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UQ Outback Ecology replace the far west with out Little Liverpool Range

The Land Restoration Fund has been offering landholders financial incentives to assess how they can participate in carbon farming and provide environmental, social and economic co-benefits to Queensland. Supported by this initiative, a group of landholders from the southern Brigalow belt have been collaborating with QTFN ecologist Dr Renee Rossini on documenting environmental values on […]

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A powerful partnership with Rainforest Rescue

A Powerful New Partnership – Queensland Trust for Nature (QTFN) have joined together with Rainforest Rescue (RR) to create a Powerful New Partnership which aims at restoring the Daintree Rainforest in Far North Queensland. Queensland Trust for Nature and Rainforest Rescue believe that biodiversity is essential for the future existence and continued evolution of the […]

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Plastic Free July! Will you join us?

Last year, the QTFN team did a competition of who can use the least amount of plastic through out the month of June, 2019.   We had a tally on the wall and every bit of plastic we used we’d add a strike. The time has come again to go plastic free for the month […]

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