As we increase the habitat for koalas at QTFN’s Koala Crossing, we are also creating habitat for a host of other native species. In 2020, with funding from the WIRES Landcare Wildlife Relief and Recovery Grants Program, we installed 40 nesting boxes and water drinking stations across the property. The nesting boxes, which were made […]
QTFN Action & Insight
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QTFN’s trial roll out of the award-winning Accounting for Nature® Framework at Koala Crossing provided an initial Environmental Condition Index (EcondTM) score/s for the property in 2020. A score between 0 and 100 that describes the condition of the asset relative to its undegraded state, early estimates of the the Econd™ for Koala Crossing point […]
QTFN’s research partnership with the University of Queensland’s Koala Ecology Group is providing vital information on the movements, health and habits of the koala population at Koala Crossing. Data from Spot Assessment Technique (SAT) surveys conducted in 2015 and 2019 show Koala Crossing’s koala population has increased in density, with the proportion of sites with […]
In November 2017, we had the pleasure of hosting a group of corporate volunteers from the New Hope Group. During their two-day trip to Avoid Island, the enthusiastic team rolled up their sleeves and got hands-on with recording species data as well as habitat restoration and beach clean-up activities. These activities are critical at the […]
Our favourite kid’s wildlife show, Totally Wild, filmed episodes on two QTFN properties in 2017! The elusive brush-tailed rock wallaby was the star of two episodes filmed at Aroona. Four episodes were made with 10 lucky year nine students and Wonder of Science ambassadors attending Flatback Bivouac at Avoid Island. Watch episodes here: Season 24 […]
On a very wet weekend in October 2017, 50 dedicated volunteers braved the weather to take part in our annual reptile and amphibian survey at Aroona. Our participants discovered six frog species and eight new reptile species that hadn’t been found at the property previously. But the icing on the (soggy) cake was our first […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]